Morenia petersi (Anderson, 1879) - Indian Eyed 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

 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Morenia petersi - Indian Eyed Turtle


Type Locality: Huzurapur (Jessore, Bangladesh)
Rare, known to be distributed in north-eastern India and Bihar in India (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000).

Conservation Status:

 

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


Trading for the food markets is leading the species to a decline in the population (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000), though not much data on population and ecology of the species are available for the species. 

 

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 Pradesh1
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1

Other Notes

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Morenia petersi (Anderson, 1879) – Indian Eyed 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/morenia-petersi, accessed 2024/05/25.