Nilssonia gangetica 


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
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
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 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 occurrence:
Bangladesh; India; Pakistan
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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 2000: e.T39618A10251627. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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