Orlitia borneensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Orlitia borneensis
Species Authority: Gray, 1873
Common Name(s):
English Bornean River Turtle, Malaysian Giant Turtle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1d+2d 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)
Considered Vulnerable A2cd in peninsular Malaysia, the status in Sarawak is unknown; considered Endangered in Indonesia and exported in large quantities despite official protection. Traded in East Asian food markets in huge numbers of animals of all sizes (B. Chan, R. Kan and M. Lau, pers. comms.).

Geographic Range [top]

Indonesia; Malaysia
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Traded in East Asian food markets in huge numbers of animals of all sizes. It is exported in large quantities from Indonesia despite official protection.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Orlitia borneensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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