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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This copulation takes place underwater on the bottom. Asian Turtle Conservation Network: It can be found in many locations throughout Asia, specifically in the following countries: Turtle trade in Cambodia.

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ADW: Amyda cartilaginea: INFORMATION

Also known as Asiatic softshell turtle, Southeast Asian softshell turtle. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Range extension of the Asiatic softshell turtle, Amyda cartilaginea Boddaert, in Bangladesh. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

The carapace of young Southeast Asian soft terrapins is patterned with many yellow-bordered black spots and yellow dots, but this tends to fade with age 2.


Amyda cartilaginea

The Asiatic soft-shelled turtle is known for its carnivorous diet and nocturnal hunting patterns. Later on, other countries began to do this as well. Amyda cartilaginea specifically prefers the seeds of marsh plants.

Reptarium The Reptile Database. The Asiatic softshell turtle is found in wetlands and rivers, mostly in different parts of Asia. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp. Life in a Shell: With its ability to breath in a gill-like fashion through pharyngeal breathing, it can stay submerged for hours in silt, snatching small fish or dartilaginea. Senegal bluetail Ischnura senegalensis. Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata.

Asiatic softshell turtle – Wikipedia

X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. This gives Amyda cartilaginea the ability to sneak up on prey. It is an opportunistic omnivore with a preference for animal food.

The Asiatic soft shelled turtle goes through a life cycle similar to many other turtles around the world. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Natural predators of Amyda cartilaginea are the smooth-coated otter and the tiger. However, there aren’t any against harvesting Amyda cartilaginea for food. 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 Chordata Class Reptilia Order Testudines Family Trionychidae Genus Amyda 1 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 the bony plates that many other turtles possess 5.


Monitor lizards along with crows and serpent eagles are known to eat these young turtles. Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: Edition Chimaira, pp.

Extinct turtles not included. Asian Herpetological Research 4 1: Its feet are wide and flat, resembling paddles.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. These include an extremely long snout, and several permanent tubercles on its neck. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For example, in Indonesia, where the largely Muslim population do not eat turtles, the soft terrapin is exported to China 6. Amyda cartilagineaAmyda ornataand Amyda unnamed due to cartilaginsa relative lack of information on this species.