Cuora amboinensis (Riche in Daudin ) – Southeast Asian Box Turtle. Sabine Schoppe1 and Indraneil Das2. 1Katala Foundation Inc., P.O. Box , Puerto. The Southeast Asian Box Turtle, Cuora amboinensis (Family and continental Southeast Asia); and 4) Cuora amboinensis lineata McCord. Geographic Range. Malayan box turtles are found only in lowland tropical rainforest areas of Southeast Asia. Four subspecies of Cuora amboinensis occupy.

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Sexual characteristics start to become evident when the turtles reach about 4 inches in length. It tends to be found in water with soft bottoms and very little current, but as a semi-aquatic turtle they are also capable of moving rapidly on land, and can be found quite far from water 2 6.

Distribution of Cuora amboinensis in Southeast Asia, with dotted lines indicating approximate subspecies boundaries: Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand – an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German].

Ergebnisse der Jahre und Asian Herpetological Research 2 4: Turtles of the World. I also offer my Asian box turtles all kind of fruit, including banana, cherries, apricots, peaches, melon, figs, watermelon, pears, apples, mango and papaya, as well as vegetables, such as tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkin and cucumbers.

Checklist of the amphibians and amboinensiz of the Cardamom region of Southwestern Cambodia.

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About 60 days later, give or take a couple weeks, I found my first two Asian box turtle eggs. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Herping The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Asiatic Herpetological Research 6: Oxford University Press, NY, pp. Females have short, stubby tails and shorter claws. Alcala, and Rogelio V. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only.


The water temperature in the enclosure is maintained within similar parameters. They are specific to tropical rainforest areas, with a constant temperature between 75 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and are never found where temperatures dip below 70 degrees.

In my experience, females spend more time on land, while males seldom emerge from the water. It may NOT be used within Apps. I put the eggs in a small plastic box filled with vermiculite that is moistened with water in a ratio of 1: Herpetological Review 48 2: Microanatomy of the palatal mucosa of the semiaquatic malayan box turtle, Cuora amboinensis, and functional implications. Reptiles of Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand: Photo by Davide Carlino A female eating figs and watermelon.

This unsustainable exploitation has heavily impacted on populations of the South Asian box turtle, and numbers are declining in the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, and are thought to be verging on extinction in Lao PDR.

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Molluscs A diverse group of invertebrates, mainly marine, that have one or all of the following; a horny, toothed amboinenss in the mouth the radulaa shell covering the upper surface of the body, and a mantle or mantle cavity with a type of gill. In many Cuora species, the survival rate of hatchlings is reported to be very low, as hatchlings, as amboinnesis as eggs, are an important food source for monitor lizards, herons and some small mammals 5. Differences between genders are aamboinensis and not expressed until the turtle reaches maturity, at 4 or 5 years of age.

New arrivals should be taken to a reptile veterinarian soon after procurement for a fecal exam and to treat for internal parasites, if necessary. Amphibians and Reptiles of Luzon Island, V: Currently, the American Zoological Association is finalizing plans for a master studbook for the genus Cuora and is considering including private breeders and collectors as suppliers of male turtles.


The highly domed upper shell, or carapace, is dark olive or black, whilst the lower shell, or plastron, is yellow to light brown, with large dark-brown or black patches toward the outside of each scute 2.

Amgoinensis of the Bilateria. Find Us On facebook. South Asian box turtle Cuora amboinensis. This increase in human populations, and associated infrastructure and development, is likely to have decreased the amount of habitat available for the turtle 5. Kitanglad Rnage, Mindanao Amboinsnsis, Philippines.

Turtles play a central role in their ecosystem food chain, through predation, amboinesnis as prey for other forest animals 2 5. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! The top of the head is black with bright yellow stripes on both sides.

While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are curoa, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. They also feed on waxworms, crickets, fish, and many types of insects.

Turtles of the World. Jenis-Jenis Herpetofauna di Pulau Halmahera.

Current Herpetology 34 2: Burmese roofed turtle Northern river terrapin Painted terrapin Red-crowned roofed turtle Southern river terrapin Three-striped cuorq turtle. Conservation plans are underway to devise a strategy to stablize this decline.

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ZooKeys Special Issue: Photo by Indraneil Das. All these areas are characterized by a tropical or subtropical climate, and they lack any type of actual winter.

Sometimes males attempt to mate with each other, which results in violent fights 6. You are currently logged in as. Munscher, and Stephen J.