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Nilssonia hurum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES TRIONYCHIDAE

Scientific Name: Nilssonia hurum
Species Authority: (Gray, 1830)
Common Name/s:
English Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle, Peacock Soft-shelled Turtle
Synonym/s:
Aspideretes hurum (Gray, 1830)
Trionyx hurum Gray, 1830

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd+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 Near Threatened to Vulnerable in India, its main range state. Traded in East Asian markets at volumes of 60 to 80 tons per week.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; India; Nepal; 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 60 to 80 tons/week.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I.
Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Nilssonia hurum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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