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Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Testudinoidea > Geomydidae > Geoemydinae > Geoclemys

Geoclemys hamiltonii (Gray, 1831) – Spotted Pond Turtle

Taxonomic Notes:

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


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Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

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). 
References:

Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Testudinoidea > Geomydidae > Geoemydinae > Geoclemys


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Jangid, A.K. and A. Kamdar. 2021. Geoclemys hamiltonii (Gray, 1831) – Spotted Pond Turtle. Kamdar, A., A, Jangid, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.26. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianreptiles.org/sp/34/Geoclemys-hamiltonii
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