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Emydura subglobosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES CHELIDAE

Scientific Name: Emydura subglobosa
Species Authority: (Krefft, 1876)
Common Name(s):
English Jardine River Turtle, Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle, Red-bellied Shortneck Turtle
Synonym(s):
Emydura albertisii Boulenger 1888
Euchelymys subglobosa Krefft 1876

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern 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:
Abundant species in southern Papua New Guinea, exploited there for local consumption and local trade, with some trade emanating from Indonesia for international pet markets, but most of the current pet trade deamnd appears to be satisfied by captive breeding in Europe.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from southern Papua New Guinea and Australia (Jardine River at the northern tip of the Cape York Penisula, Queensland).
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Queensland); Papua New Guinea
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Emydura subglobosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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