Carettochelys insculpta 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Carettochelyidae

Scientific Name: Carettochelys insculpta
Species Authority: Ramsay, 1886
Common Name(s):
English Pig-nosed Turtle, Fly River Turtle, New Guinea Plateless Turtle, Pig-nose Turtle, Pitted-shell Turtle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1bd 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)
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)
1988 Insufficiently Known (K)
1986 Insufficiently Known (K)
1982 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology: Terrestrial nest sites
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is exported in large numbers for the international live animal trade from southern Irian Jaya, Indonesia. It is heavily exploited and locally consumed in Papua New Guinea and endangered by habitat loss and degradation in Australia.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Carettochelys insculpta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T3898A10155584. . Downloaded on 28 June 2016.
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