Morenia ocellata 


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
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.).
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)
1988 Insufficiently Known (K)

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.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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 2000: e.T13873A4359698. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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