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Black Softshell Turtle

Black softshell turtle is a semi-aquatic turtle once found in India and Bangladesh. A small number of the species now exists in a man-made pond which is part of the Bayazid Bastami shrine at Chittagong.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Trionychidae
    Genus Nilssonia
    Scientific Name Nilssonia nigricans


    Other Names Bostami turtle
    Color Black to brownish black
    Distribution At present found in Chittagong, Bangladesh
    Habitat Freshwater
    Diet Worms, insects, crayfish, shrimp, fish
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Extinct in the Wild

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    Published on March 7th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th July 2018.

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