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Nilssonia gangetica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES TRIONYCHIDAE

Scientific Name: Nilssonia gangetica
Species Authority: (Cuvier, 1825)
Common Name(s):
English Indian Softshell Turtle
Synonym(s):
Aspideretes gangeticus (Cuvier, 1825)
Trionyx gangeticus Cuvier, 1825
Trionyx gangeticus subspecies mahanaddicus Annandale, 1912

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1d+2d 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:
Considered Endangered in Bangladesh and Vulnerable in India, its main range state. Traded in East Asian markets at volumes of 30–40 tons per week.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; India; Pakistan
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is traded in East Asian markets at volumes of 30–40 tons/week.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Nilssonia gangetica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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