Species Details

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Pond Tortoise Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Melanochelys trijuga
Family : Geoemydidae
Order : Testudines
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Indian Black Turtle
Habitat : Standing water with aquatic vegitation also river and other lotic habitat.
Description : Carapace elongated, rather deressed in juviniles. Head small. Skin of the posterior portion of the head is smooth. Carapace dark brown to blackish, plastron usually dark with a yellow margin that sometimes absent in aged individual.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Durjoy Raha Antu,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka; information source:Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh). photo credit:Sandeep Gangadharan(www.inaturalist.org/people/Sandeep Gangadharan), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.