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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.

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AneeshJain 8 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 8 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 8 years ago

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

KarenSaxton 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago

Thanks Karen!

KarenSaxton 8 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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