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Assam Roofed Turtle

  • 26 Nov 2019
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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

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