Pelochelys bibroni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Trionychidae

Scientific Name: Pelochelys bibroni
Species Authority: (Owen, 1853)
Common Name(s):
English Asian Giant Softshell Turtle, Striped New Guinea Softshell Turtle
Trionyx bibroni Owen, 1853

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)
Criteria changed from 1996 to include expected continuing decline in the future.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is significant trade in this species for local consumption in Papua New Guinea.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Pelochelys bibroni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T16503A5968770. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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