Amyda cartilaginea (Boddaert, 1770) - Asiatic Softshell Turtle

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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Type Locality: Designated as “Java” by Bauer (1893)
Rare, known to be distributed in Assam (Reptile Database)

Conservation Status:


This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


The species is semi-aquatic in habits, and can be found in freshwater rivers and lakes (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000). Trading for consumption is a major threat to the species (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000). 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Amyda cartilaginea (Boddaert, 1770) – Asiatic Softshell Turtle. In Kamdar, A. and K. Kunte. (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. v.1.26. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.indianreptiles.org/amyda-cartilaginea, accessed 2024/02/27.