Originally Posted by leaping-lizards
Gabon (NOT Gaboon) side necked Turtle is another common name normally used in europe for Pelomedusa subrufa or African Helmeted turtle which is the common name used more in the UK and USA. This is why using Scientific names helps prevents mis identification.
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Gabon & Gaboon are the common names used for Pelusios Gabonensis, the African Forest Turtle... and it is more likely to be Pelusios Castaneus that is labelled/confused as the Gabon Turtle in the pet trade.