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Table 2 Median spending per household as declared in January 2007 and estimated annual expenses with the purchase of turtles by species in urban Tapauá

From: Chain of commercialization of Podocnemis spp. turtles (Testudines: Podocnemididae) in the Purus River, Amazon basin, Brazil: current status and perspectives


Average spending by household (US$)

Annual estimated spending (US$)

P. sextuberculata

13.05 (7.99–23.19)

24,307.62 (14,888.26–43,176.16)

P. unifilis

28.72 (16.65–45.96)

37,651.18 (21,822.52–60,241.89)

P. expansa

80.10 (36.97–147.41)

112,625.33 (51,980.72–207,238.82)

  1. Values brackets represent 25% and 75% percentiles.