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Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Testudinoidea > Geomydidae > Geoemydinae > Batagur

Batagur kachuga (Gray, 1831) – Red-crowned Roofed Turtle

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Type Locality: India
Rare, known to be distributed in Ganga basin in India and Chambal River National Park (Praschag 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 inhabits in large swift-flowing rivers with sandy bottoms, basks on sandbanks, rocks and tree snags (Praschag et al., 2019). There is at least 80% of population reduction noted for the species within past 50 years due to severe issues, such as consumption, trading, water pollution and fishing nets (Praschag et al., 2019).
References:

Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Testudinoidea > Geomydidae > Geoemydinae > Batagur


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Jangid, A.K. and A. Kamdar. 2021. Batagur kachuga (Gray, 1831) – Red-crowned Roofed Turtle. Khandekar, A., P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.25. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianreptiles.org/sp/26/Batagur-kachuga
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