Indian softshell turtle

Indian softshell turtle

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Nilssonia gangetica

The Indian softshell turtle, or Ganges softshell turtle is a species of softshell turtle found in South Asia in rivers such as the Ganges, Indus and Mahanadi. This vulnerable turtle reaches a carapace length of up to 94 cm . It feeds mostly on fish, amphibians, carrion and other animal matter, but also takes aquatic plants. This turtle is listed in part II of Schedule I of the Wild Life Act, 1972 and possession of this species is an offence.

This is a part of the Wikipedia article used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA).

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical Realms

Habits and Lifestyle

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Indian softshell turtle Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_softshell_turtle
2. Indian softshell turtle on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/39618/97400216

More Fascinating Animals to Learn About