Welcome to LeafTurtles.com! This site is dedicated to the dissemination of information on the care and breeding of turtles in the genus Geoemyda! There are two species in this genus: Geoemyda japonica and Geoemyda spengleri. The common name for G. japonica is the Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle and the common name for G. spengleri is the Vietnamese black-breasted leaf turtle. I have been keeping and breeding both G. japonica and G. spengleri for a number of years. Both of these species are rarely bred in captivity and only a handful of G. japonica have been hatched in the United States. I hope this website will help to preserve these wonderful turtles in captivity as well as bring awareness to their conservation needs in the wild.