Amyda cartilaginea


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Amyda cartilaginea
Species Authority: (Boddaert, 1770)
Common Name/s:
English Asiatic Softshell Turtle, Southeast Asian Softshell Turtle
Testudo cartilaginea Boddaert, 1770
Trionyx cartilagineus (Boddaert, 1770)
Trionyx ephippium Theobald, 1875
Trionyx nakornsrithammarajensis Nutaphand, 1979
Trionyx ornatus Gray, 1861
Trionyx phayrei Theobald, 1868

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group
Reviewer/s: Buhlmann, K., Rhodin, A. & van Dijk, P.P. (Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Red List Authority)
The security of a wide distribution and occurrence in protected areas is offset by specific demand for this species in the consumption trade, currently traded at levels of tons per day. Not listed in Thailand 1997 OEPP Red List.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Semi-aquatic
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.
Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Amyda cartilaginea. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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