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Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Testudinoidea > Geomydidae > Geoemydinae > Morenia

Morenia petersi (Anderson, 1879) – Indian Eyed Turtle

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Vulnerable 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: 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. 
References:

Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Testudinoidea > Geomydidae > Geoemydinae > Morenia


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Jangid, A.K. and A, Kamdar. 2021. Morenia petersi (Anderson, 1879) – Indian Eyed Turtle. Khandekar, A., P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.25. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianreptiles.org/sp/41/Morenia-petersi
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