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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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As Jenson and Das observed, when searching for these turtles you would almost step on them before finding their nostrils protruding from mud. Nests are dug into soft sand, similar to where they burrow. Not much is known about the communication methods of the turtle. Asiatic Herpetological Research Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Incubation period depends on microhabitat conditions and may last from 2—4.

Herpetologische Beobachtungen catilaginea Sultanat Oman: Chinese softshell turtle Hunan softshell turtle Lesser Chinese softshell turtle Northern Chinese softshell turtle.

The tail of this turtle can be used to distinguish between the sexes, with males having longer and thicker tails than females 2. Turtle oils from the carapace of most species have been used worldwide for treating minor ailments, and dermatological purposes related to preventing aging of the skin.

The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Both Amyda cartilaginea and Amyda ornata branch into further subspecies, while Amyda unnamed is a terminal clade in itself.

Superfamily Family Subfamily Genus. The females build a protective nest that incubates their young, and rotate the eggs within the nest.


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Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Its head typically displays yellow dots that sometimes appear to fuse together, creating elongated streaks. The turtles and its eggs also provide food for other predators. For example, in Indonesia, where the largely Muslim population do not eat turtles, the soft terrapin is exported to China 6. The tactile aspect involves typical soft-shell courtship with touching of the female head and carapace cartilagihea the elongated claws of the male.

Gibbons and Greene, ; Jensen and Das, a ; Kuchling, Communication Channels tactile chemical Other Communication Modes vibrations Perception Channels visual tactile vibrations Food Habits The Asiatic soft-shelled turtle is known for its carnivorous diet and nocturnal hunting smyda.

These turtles typically reach sexual maturity as females between years old, while males reach sexual maturity between years old. Asiatic soft-shelled turtles show some parental investment prior to the laying of their eggs. Caetilaginea Herpetological Research 4 1: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. There seems to be no bond between mating partners. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Harless and Morlock, Natural predators of Amyda cartilaginea are the smooth-coated otter and cartilagonea tiger.

Posterior nares not reduced in size by the inner extension of the maxillaries.

Amyda cartilagineas subspecies are: Cambodian Journal of Natural History 1: Tweet Please submit feedback about zmyda entry to the curator. The reproduction of Asiatic soft-shelled turtles takes place between late spring and early winter. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Invertebrates Animals with no backbone. Range number of offspring 1 to 30 Range cartilahinea period 18 to 20 weeks Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male years Asiatic soft-shelled turtles show some parental investment prior to the laying of their eggs.


It may NOT be used within Apps. This has not prevented amyea. The rough adolescent carapace smooths out as the turtle ages. A colour pattern of the softshell turtle Amyda cartilaginea observed in West Kalimantan Indonesian Borneo.

The turtles are predators that ambush their prey. Turtles and tortoises of the world. Subadult Amyda cartilaginea from the Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia.

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Includes crabs, lobsters, shrimps, slaters, woodlice and barnacles. Millions of Asiatic soft-shells are shipped around these regions every day, causing more to be shipped than what is produced in their habitat.

Asiatic soft-shelled turtles have many distinguishable traits from other soft-shells.

While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references cartilwginea our control. An annotated checklist of the herpetofauna of Ulu Endau, Johore, Malaysia. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: The three main types of discovered species are as follows: Photo by David Emmett. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

These nests are usually within 90 meters of the body of water where copulation occurred. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.