The Asiatic soft-shelled turtle, Amyda cartilaginea, is primarily found in southeastern Asia, in the lowlands of the peninsula and on the islands of Sumatra, Java. Amyda cartilaginea (Boddaert ) – Asiatic Softshell Turtle, Southeast Asian Softshell Turtle. Mark Auliya1, Peter Paul van Dijk2, Edward O. Moll3, and Peter. Family: TRIONYCHIDAE Species: Amyda cartilaginea. Maximum Carapace Length: 75 cm. The Asiatic Soft-shell Turtle is a widespread species of the genus .
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Turtles at a market in western Yunnan: Range extension of the Asiatic softshell turtle, Amyda cartilaginea Boddaert, in Bangladesh.
Amyda cartilaginea | The Reptile Database
The Asian softshell turtle, cartilaglnea known as Amyda cartilagineais made up of three main types of species, two of which branch into further subspecies. Amyda cartilagineas subspecies are: Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata. Finally, males kg tend to be larger than females kg. Cultural exploitation of freshwater turtles in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. The tail of this turtle can be used to distinguish between the sexes, with males having longer and thicker tails than females 2.
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Extinct turtles not included. Accessed December 31, at https: The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. White-breasted waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus. Harless and Morlock, However, the exploitation and trade of Amyda cartilaginea may be hurting cartilagniea turtle’s population. It is not the only softshell turtle in Asia most trionychines are Asian.
Taxonomy, Life History, and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan.
Juveniles and young adults bear on their back a characteristic saddle-shaped dark mark. The Turtles of Thailand.
cartilagine Accessed December amdya, at http: Phuket and other regions of Indochina fide Fritz et al. Southeast Asian soft terrapin habitat The Southeast Asian soft terrapin occurs in a wide variety of freshwater habitats, from ponds, swamps, lakes, and muddy, slow-flowing lowland rivers, to fast-flowing streams and waterfalls up to metres above sea level 2 4 6. However, this may vary based on the specific geographic location of each turtle.
Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand – an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German].
Asian Turtle Trade Working Group Retrieved from ” https: We have little information on the predators of this species. New species and new record from Indonesia” PDF.
For example, in Indonesia, where the largely Muslim population do not eat turtles, the soft terrapin is exported to China 6. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.
On juveniles, the carapace is dark brown or black, however this color fades with age. Its head cartllaginea displays yellow dots that sometimes appear to fuse together, creating elongated streaks.
Malayan Nature Journal 41 Exacerbating the threat of exploitation is the impact of habitat destruction, with wetland drainage, pollution, and the construction of reservoirs and flood defence structures, all adding to this species threatened status 4 6. The holotype of Testudo cartilaginea Boddaert,and cartilaginnea lectotype of Trionyx javanicus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One of the main reasons for the declining population seems to be commercial harvest for sale as food.
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