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  • Common name:

    Speckled Tortoise
  • ESF category:

    A
  • IUCN category:

    Vulnerable
  • CITES:

    INT - Appendix II
    EU - Appendix B
  • Registered animals:

    201
  • Studbook coordinators:

    Victor Loehr
    Martijn Kooijman
  • Register your animals

    To register your animals or if you have other questions, please contact the studbook coordinator.

Species Description

Homopus signatus is the world's smallest species of tortoise (family Testudinidae). The species is commonly known as the speckled tortoise and also known locally as the speckled padloper and internationally as the speckled Cape tortoise. A member of the genus Homopus, it is endemic to South Africa and Southern Namibia.