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Red-Crowned Roof Turtle

Red-crowned roof turtle is a freshwater turtle found only in South Asia. The females are notably larger than the males. It is a critically endangered species as fewer than 400 hundred adult females are believed to exist in the wild.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Geoemydidae
    Genus Batagur
    Scientific Name Batagur kachuga

    Size Can reach 56 cm (22 in)
    Weight Up to 25 kg (55 lb)
    Color Overall color ash; head and neck of the male exhibit bright red, yellow and blue coloration during the breeding season
    Distribution South Asia
    Habitat Deep flowing rivers with terrestrial sites for nesting
    Diet Water plants
    Predators Hatchlings fall prey to jackals
    Breeding Season March- April
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 11 to 30 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on April 25th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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