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Amboina Box Turtle

Cuora amboinensis

Description:

Mainly dark olive-brown domed carapace, cream-whitish below. Long darkly colored neck and head of the same color, one whitish stripe on head.

Habitat:

Semi aquatic, often seen on edges of swamps, ponds and waterways.

Notes:

Purchased in front of one of the pagodas of Mrauk-U complex (at that time I was convinced it was to become a dinner...) and released in a larger pond (Photo No 1). The species in vulnerable, on the red list of IUCN.

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5 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Well done Zlatan. Good looking turtle.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Great job Zlatan. Thanks for sharing this.

AshleyT
AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Six, very pretty photos....a very pretty Turtle....

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Thank you for rescuing it, particularly as it is a vulnerable species. I suspect it might be caught again but your action is appreciated!

မြောက်ဦး, ရခိုင်ပြည်နယ် (Rakhine), Myanmar

Lat: 20.60, Long: 93.19

Spotted on Mar 18, 2018
Submitted on Mar 22, 2018

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