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Indian Roofed Turtle

Pangshura tecta


This was a pet kept by a person in a tub. Couple of cute little fellows.

1 Species ID Suggestions

KarenSaxton 12 years ago
Indian roofed turtle
Pangshura tecta Indian roofed turtle

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AneeshJain 12 years ago

@chimetsetan - It was kept by a small guest house owner near a coastal village, probably caught during his fishing rounds, and kept as an attraction for kids. I had seen it while I was traveling, so can't contact him again. But thanks for the info!

ChimeTsetan 12 years ago

it resembles so much to Kachuga tecta or indian roofed terrapin... i would suggest you to ask your friend about its correct id and if its native...he should know its illegal to keep native terrapins as pet.

AneeshJain 12 years ago

Great identification! Thanks again! Would love if you can help with my other spottings as well, specially the spider!

KarenSaxton 12 years ago

I found him. See my suggestion above. A native species and if you scroll own to the last photo, you'll see a good ID photo

AneeshJain 12 years ago

Oh, okay. Thanks Daniele! The closest I could find on google was a ridgeback turtle, but I am doubtful whether this one is one.

DanielePralong 12 years ago

I've relocated this to Reptiles for you aneeshji! Strictly speaking it should be under Pets on this website but I wanted to let you know these are reptiles :-)

AneeshJain 12 years ago

Thanks Karen!

KarenSaxton 12 years ago


Spotted by

Daman, Union Territory of Damman & Diu, India

Spotted on Oct 19, 2011
Submitted on Feb 19, 2012

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