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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Southeast Asian soft terrapin fact file Description Biology Range Habitat Status Threats Conservation Find out more Glossary References Print factsheet Southeast Asian soft terrapin description Kingdom Animalia Phylum Cartilaginda Class Reptilia Order Testudines Family Trionychidae Genus Amyda 1 The Southeast Asian soft terrapin is a somewhat unusual turtle, with a long, tubular snout 4 xmyda, paddle-like limbs, and a shell covered with leathery skin instead of the bony plates that many other turtles possess 5.

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However, this may vary based on the specific geographic location of each turtle. Stuart, and Thomas R. Asiatic Herpetological Research It is an opportunistic omnivore with a preference for animal food. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Amyda cartilaginea? A review of the softshell turtles of the genus Chitra, with the description of new taxa from Myanmar and Indonesia Java.

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. Known species parasitic to Amyda cartilaginea are, bacteria: Tim McCormack tmccormack asianturtleprogram.

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Moll 3and Peter A. Phayre, Chief Commissioner of British Birma. On Trionyx gangeticus, Cuvier, Trionyx hurum, B.

Soft-shelled turtles have special adaptations for “pharyngeal breathing. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Ralph Curtis Publishing, pp.

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While they spend the great majority of their time in the water they do occasionally emerge onto land at night. The building of a nest is said to be completely solitary, and without the aid of cartilagonea male turtle.

Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species cartipaginea, and will be updated as soon as possible. Nests are dug into soft sand, similar to where they burrow. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

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Turtle oils from the carapace of most species have been used worldwide for treating minor ailments, and dermatological purposes related to preventing aging of the skin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Observations on some Indian and Burmese species of Trionyx, with a rectification of their synonymy and a description of two new species. Variation in the Cartilagiea Asian Soft-shelled turtle, Amyda cartilaginea. Euphrates softshell turtle Yangtze giant softshell turtle. Although some populations are in decline, the species still appears moderately abundant, at least at some sites. Gibbons and Greene, ; Jensen and Das, a ; Kuchling, The Asiatic soft-shelled turtle is very agile.


This cartlaginea an adaptation that, coupled with its great flexibility, aids the turtle in breathing when it has buried itself. Meylan 4 1 Dept. Large numbers are captured for local consumption by people living in rural areas, while regional networks of hunters and traders also work to amysa restaurants and international markets 6.

Juveniles and young adults bear on their back a characteristic saddle-shaped dark mark. Connect with us Help us improve the site by cartilagknea our survey.

Upon copulation, Asiatic soft-shelled turtles build nests to incubate their eggs. Often spotted with just its distinctive snout protruding from the water, the Amyds Asian soft terrapin spends much of its time buried in the muddy or sandy bottom of its aquatic habitat. To cite this page: Amyda cartilagineap. If you are able to help please contact: Malayan Nature Journal 61 4: Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand – an illustrated cartilagunea [bilingual English and German].

Which species are on the road to recovery? Archived from the original PDF on The Southeast Asian soft terrapin is a somewhat unusual turtle, with a long, tubular snout 4paddle-like limbs, and a shell covered with leathery skin instead of acrtilaginea bony plates that many other turtles possess 5.