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Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Trionychoidea > Trionychidae > Trionychinae > Chitra

Chitra indica (Gray, 1830) – Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as 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: Ganges (India)
Rare, known to be distributed in major river systems in India (such as Ganges, Godavari, Mahanadi, Satluj and Indus rivers), Assam and Jammu & Kashmir (Reptile Database)

Conservation Status:


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


The species occupies in sandy bottoms of deep rivers (fresh water systems) (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000). Domestic trade of the species is a major concern, causing population decline of the species, which need to be resolved from the aspect of population status as well (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000).
References:

Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Trionychoidea > Trionychidae > Trionychinae > Chitra


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Jangid, A.K. and A. Kamdar. 2020. Chitra indica (Gray, 1830) – Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle. Khandekar, A., P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.25. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianreptiles.org/sp/98/Chitra-indica
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