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Chitra indica 

Scope:Global
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Trionychidae

Scientific Name: Chitra indica
Species Authority: (Gray, 1830)
Common Name(s):
English Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle, Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle
Synonym(s):
Trionyx indicus Gray, 1830
Taxonomic Notes: Placed by some as a subspecies under C. chitra.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cd+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2016
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 Critically Endangered in Bangladesh, uncommon (between Endangered and Vulnerable) in India. Disappeared from Indian domestic trade in 1986-87.
Previously published Red List assessments:
  • 1996 – Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Found in the rivers of Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and western Malaysia.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Bangladesh; India; Myanmar; Pakistan
Additional data:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Spend most of the day submerged in the sandy bottoms of deep rivers. Females lay their eggs on sandy beaches.
Systems:Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2016. Chitra indica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T4696A97399400. . Downloaded on 30 June 2016.
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