Chitra indica (Gray, 1830) - Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle

Subspecies in India

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

 

Taxonomic Information

 

Conservation and Special status

 

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Chitra indica - Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle


Type Locality: Ganges (India)
Rare, known to be distributed in major river systems in India (such as Ganges, Godavari, Mahanadi, Satluj and Indus rivers), Assam and Jammu & Kashmir (Reptile Database)

Conservation Status:

 

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


The species occupies in sandy bottoms of deep rivers (fresh water systems) (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000). Domestic trade of the species is a major concern, causing population decline of the species, which need to be resolved from the aspect of population status as well (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000).

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
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
Total1

Other Notes

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Chitra indica (Gray, 1830) – Indian Narrow-headed 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/chitra-indica, accessed 2024/02/27.