Morenia ocellata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Morenia ocellata
Species Authority: (Duméril & Bibron, 1835)
Common Name(s):
English Bengal Eyed Terrapin, Burmese Eyed Turtle, Peacock Turtle, Swamp Turtle
French Emyde À Ocelles De Birmanie, Tortue De Birmanie
Spanish Galápago Ocelado De Birmania
Emys ocellata Duméril & Bibron, 1835

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)
This listing was based on market trends; food market turnover was 10 tons per day during peak season in 1996–97, but then it disappeared from the markets in 1998 (B. Chan and R. Kan, pers. comms.).
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)
1988 Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population: Population trend is considered to be declining based on food market turnover. In 1996–97 this species represented 10 tons/day during the peak season, but then disappeared from markets in 1998.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Morenia ocellata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 23 May 2015.
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