Notochelys platynota 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Geoemydidae

Scientific Name: Notochelys platynota
Species Authority: (Gray, 1834)
Common Name(s):
English Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle
Emys platynota Gray, 1834

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)
In Indonesia the population declined from extremely common in the late 1980s to reasonably common at present. In Malaysia, trade volume has increased while habitat has decreased. In Thailand considered at least Vulnerable (OEPP 1997). It was traded in East Asian food markets in 1999 at levels of 2–3 tons per day (B. Chan and R. Kan, pers. comms.), after proportionally very high mortality during transport.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The trade volume of this species has increased in Malaysia, whilst habitat has decreased. In East Asian food markets it was traded at levels of 2–3 tons/day in 1999, after proportionally very high mortality during transport.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Notochelys platynota. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T14856A4465399. . Downloaded on 28 May 2016.
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