Cuora amboinensis (Daudin, 1802) - Southeast Asian Box Turtle

Subspecies in India

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

 

Taxonomic Information

 

Conservation and Special status

 

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Cuora amboinensis - Southeast Asian Box Turtle


Type Locality: Not Available (Holotype missing)
Common, known to be distributed in north-eastern India (Cota et al., 2020).

Conservation Status:

 

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


The species prefers to inhabit in lowland swampy areas with dense vegetation, and can also be seen in intermittent streams in hill forests, mangrove creeks, paddies and irrigation canals (Cota et al., 2020). Illegal trading for consumption & for Chinese medicine, pet trade, and water pollution by palm oil are listed threats for the species (Cota et al., 2020). Due to such threat level, the species is facing 50-80% of decline in its populations within past three generations (Cota et al., 2020).

 

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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
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Other Notes

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cuora amboinensis (Daudin, 1802) – Southeast Asian Box 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/cuora-amboinensis, accessed 2024/02/27.