The Asiatic soft-shelled turtle, Amyda cartilaginea, is primarily found in southeastern Asia, in the lowlands of the peninsula and on the islands of Sumatra, Java. Amyda cartilaginea (Boddaert ) – Asiatic Softshell Turtle, Southeast Asian Softshell Turtle. Mark Auliya1, Peter Paul van Dijk2, Edward O. Moll3, and Peter. Family: TRIONYCHIDAE Species: Amyda cartilaginea. Maximum Carapace Length: 75 cm. The Asiatic Soft-shell Turtle is a widespread species of the genus .

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The holotype of Testudo cartilaginea Boddaert,and the lectotype of Trionyx javanicus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Amydaa dots, and the occasional black spot, can be found on the shell, but these too fade as the turtle gets older. English translation by P.

The Asiatic soft-shelled turtle has a highly evolved snout cartilagunea it uses for hunting, sensing predators, and breathing while buried in mud. Edwardsiella tarda and Aeromonas veronii ; fungus: Journal of Indonesia Natural History. Amyda cartilagineas subspecies are: The Asiatic soft-shelled turtle is very agile. Florida softshell turtle Smooth softshell turtle Spiny softshell turtle. Species of the subfamily Cyclanorbinae.

Soft-shelled turtles have special adaptations for “pharyngeal breathing. Mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the Nature Reserves of Singapore – diversity, abundance and distribution.

The Southeast Asian soft terrapin occurs in a wide variety of freshwater habitats, from ponds, smyda, lakes, and muddy, slow-flowing lowland rivers, to fast-flowing streams and waterfalls up to metres above sea level 2 4 6. Amyda cartilagineaAmyda ornataand Amyda unnamed due to a relative lack of information on this species.


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Distribution of Amyda cartilaginea in Southeast Asia. Invertebrates Animals with no backbone. For example, in Indonesia, cartilagnea the largely Muslim population do not eat turtles, the soft terrapin is exported to China 6. Referring to something living or located adjacent to a waterbody usually, but not always, a river or stream. Mitochondrial DNA effectively detects non-native Testudines: Amyda cartilaginea is polygynangrous, meaning each female mates with several different males and males mate with several different females.

Indonesia Borneo ; Type locality: The reproduction of Asiatic soft-shelled turtles takes place between late spring and early winter. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Cartilaaginea Hooker: This gives Amyda cartilaginea the ability to sneak up on prey. Later on, other countries began to do this as well.

Amyda cartilaginea

Global diversity of turtles Chelonii; Reptilia in freshwater. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 3 1: Greater painted-snipe Cartilayinea benghalensis. Archived from the original PDF on Amyda cartilaginea can be found in tropical regions, freshwater habitats, rainforest terrestrial biomes, in the aquatic biomes of lakes, ponds, canals and lowland streams.

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Asiatic softshell turtle

Southeast Asian soft terrapin fact file Description Biology Range Habitat Status Threats Conservation Find out more Glossary References Print factsheet Southeast Asian soft terrapin description Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia Order Testudines Family Trionychidae Genus Amyda 1 The Southeast Asian soft terrapin is a somewhat cartikaginea turtle, with a long, tubular snout ajydapaddle-like limbs, and a shell covered with leathery skin instead of the bony plates that many other turtles possess 5.


The soft-shelled turtles may limit the growth of populations of its prey, which includes fish, amphibians, insects, and some crustaceans. A colour pattern of the softshell turtle Amyda cartilaginea observed in West Kalimantan Indonesian Borneo. Master’s of Science thesis, National University of Ireland.

This exploitation has led to the Southeast Asian soft terrapin becoming rare in both Vietnam and Malaysia 4. The tail of this turtle can be used to distinguish between the sexes, with males having longer and thicker tails than females 2.

Asiatic Herpetological Research Range number of offspring 1 to 30 Range gestation period 18 to 20 weeks Cartilagiinea age at sexual or reproductive maturity female years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male years Asiatic soft-shelled turtles show some parental investment prior to carrilaginea laying of their eggs. Petersburg, Florida USA [meylanpa eckerd.

cartilahinea These clutches have been recorded with a minimum of 1 offspring and a maximum clutch size of See map in TTWG Retrieved 29 May Cultural exploitation of freshwater turtles in Sarawak, Malaysia. Finally, males kg tend to be larger than females kg. Cartilahinea cite this page: Chelonian Research Monographs 5 9: Amyda cartilaginea cartilaginea located in E. Its snout is used for hunting, smelling predators, and breathing. An annotated checklist of the herpetofauna of Ulu Endau, Johore, Malaysia.

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