Assam Roofed Turtle
The Assam Roofed Turtle (Pangshura sylhetensis) is a small freshwater turtle.
- Habitat: Primarily in running waters in the hills of northeastern India and northeastern and southeastern Bangladesh.
- Threatened by
- Logging of primary forests that causes siltation,
- Capture for food and the pet trade, and
- Incidental capture in fishing gear.
- Protection Status
- IUCN: Endangered
- CITES: Appendix II.
- India’s Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 : Protected under Schedule I