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Morenia ocellata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES GEOEMYDIDAE

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
Synonym(s):
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
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
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.).
History:
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)
1988 Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Myanmar
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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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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