Species Details


Roofed Turtle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pangshura tecta
Family : Geoemydidae
Order : Testudines
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Indian Roofed Turtle
Habitat : Freshwater bodies with planty of aquatic vegetation.
Description : It is about 20 cm in length. Male quitely smaller than the female. Head black with the prominent red marking behind the eye. Neck contain thin yellow longitudinal line. Carapace colour is brown with a red medan stripe.Fully webbed disits present.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Durjoy Raha Antu,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka; information source:Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 25. Amphibians and Reptiles. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka 204 pp.; photo credit:ameetz(www.inaturalist.org/people/ameetz), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.