Batagur dhongoka (Gray, 1834) - Three Striped Roof Turtle

Subspecies in India

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


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Type Locality: NA
Rare, known to be found in Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, mainly in Ganga rivers (Das 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 resides in rivers and major tributaries, with sand banks, rocks and snags (Das et al., 2019). A considerable population decline has been observed, this may be because of subsistence consumption, commercial and illegal trading, water pollution and fish nets (Das 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 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. Batagur dhongoka (Gray, 1834) – Three Striped Roof 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-dhongoka, accessed 2024/05/25.