Geoclemys hamiltonii (Gray, 1831) - Spotted Pond 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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Geoclemys hamiltonii - Spotted Pond Turtle


Type Locality: India
Common, known to be distributed in lowland of Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra rivers basins, geographically distributed in Assam, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal in India (Paschag et al., 2019).

Conservation Status:

 

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


The species prefers shallow, densely vegetated stagnant waterbodies, rivers, ponds, reservoirs and reed beds (Paschag et al., 2019). Recently, there has been drastic decline of 50% in the population and its habitats due to local subsistence consumption and illegal trading (Paschag et al., 2019). 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam11
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 Pradesh1
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total111

Other Notes

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Geoclemys hamiltonii (Gray, 1831) – Spotted Pond 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/geoclemys-hamiltonii, accessed 2024/02/26.