Batagur kachuga (Gray, 1831) - Red-crowned Roofed Turtle

Subspecies in India

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

 

Taxonomic Information

 

Conservation and Special status

 

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Batagur kachuga - Red-crowned Roofed Turtle


Type Locality: India
Rare, known to be distributed in Ganga basin in India and Chambal River National Park (Praschag et al., 2019).

Conservation Status:

 

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


The species inhabits in large swift-flowing rivers with sandy bottoms, basks on sandbanks, rocks and tree snags (Praschag et al., 2019). There is at least 80% of population reduction noted for the species within past 50 years due to severe issues, such as consumption, trading, water pollution and fishing nets (Praschag et al., 2019).

 

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 Pradesh2
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2

Other Notes

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Batagur kachuga (Gray, 1831) – Red-crowned Roofed 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/batagur-kachuga, accessed 2024/02/26.