The Asiatic soft-shelled turtle, Amyda cartilaginea, is primarily found in southeastern Asia, in the lowlands of the peninsula and on the islands of Sumatra, Java. Amyda cartilaginea (Boddaert ) – Asiatic Softshell Turtle, Southeast Asian Softshell Turtle. Mark Auliya1, Peter Paul van Dijk2, Edward O. Moll3, and Peter. Family: TRIONYCHIDAE Species: Amyda cartilaginea. Maximum Carapace Length: 75 cm. The Asiatic Soft-shell Turtle is a widespread species of the genus .

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Referring to something living or located adjacent to a waterbody usually, but not always, a river or stream.

Amyda cartilaginea

The tails differ by size and length, as well. On average, they can lay clutches in a year and consequently can build up to three or four nests in one season. Harvesting is done mostly locally, amuda it allows the turtle’s meat to be made freshly, and is quickly available to residents. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. The softshell turtles and their exploitation at the upper Chindwin River, Myanmar: Whether the courtship is of tactile manner or aggression, males mount females to begin copulation.

Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Species of the subfamily Cyclanorbinae. Amyda cartelgenea has different ways of communicating.


ADW: Amyda cartilaginea: INFORMATION

The holotype of Testudo cartilaginea Boddaert,and the lectotype of Trionyx javanicus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Asiatic soft-shelled turtles have many distinguishable traits from other soft-shells. It can be found in many locations cartilaginez Asia, specifically in the following countries: Asiatic Herpetological Research Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

It begins its life by hatching from a clutch of eggs laid in sand along a body dartilaginea water. Positive Asiatic soft-shelled turtles are consumed as food and used as pets on a smaller scale. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Share this image — Cartilwginea sharing options. Accessed September 11, at http: Notes on the herpetological collections in the Selangor Museum. Conservation Biology o Chelonian Research Monographs 5 9: It is not the only softshell turtle in Asia most trionychines are Asian.

Chelonian Research Monographs2: Amyda cartilaginea maculosa differs from the nominotypical subspecies cartilatinea a more massive head with a relatively short and blunt proboscis, a lighter base colouration olive to brown instead of dark brown to blackishthe lack of contrasting yellow spotting and less pronounced nuchal tubercles.

The average adult carapace length is cm, and Ernst et al. Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp. However, there are several morphological features that cartilayinea clues to the way this animal communicates.

The turtles are sought after for their size and taste by the people of Borneo and the greater Asian market. Asian Herpetological Research 4 1: Gibbons and Greene, ; Jensen and Das, a ; Kuchling, Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Natural predators of the turtle’s eggs are monitor lizards, crows, snakes, eagles, and wild pigs.


Alderton, ; Ernst, et al. Euphrates softshell turtle Yangtze giant softshell turtle. Cartilginea oils from the carapace of most species have been used worldwide for a,yda minor cartilagineea, and dermatological purposes related to preventing aging of the skin.

The Reproductive Biology of the Chelonia. There is also aggressive courtship by males if tactile courtship fails.

These clutches have been recorded with a minimum of 1 offspring and a maximum clutch size of Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata. A review of the softshell turtles of the genus Chitra, with the description of new taxa from Myanmar and Indonesia Java. Both Amyda cartilaginea and Amyda ornata branch into further subspecies, while Amyda unnamed is a terminal clade in itself. Tracking and capturing this species is quite difficult because they bury in mud and are underwater.

Includes crabs, lobsters, shrimps, slaters, woodlice and barnacles.