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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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. Congo clawless otter Aonyx amboinsnsis.

A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Includes crabs, lobsters, shrimps, slaters, woodlice and barnacles. Breeding season Breeding may occur throughout the year. Our local population could possible consist of released individuals.

Taxonomy, Life History, and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan. Captive reproduction has been very inconsistent; however, a few husbandry and breeding techniques have been developed for many Asian turtle species, including Cuora amboinensis.

Females have short, stubby tails and shorter claws. It is on for three hours a day, from Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Microanatomy of the palatal mucosa of the semiaquatic malayan box turtle, Cuora amboinensis, and functional implications. Exports for the pet trade are not as great as those for food markets, but still thousands have been exported to Western countries, most of them originating from Indonesia.


The South Asian keeled box turtle is primarily nocturnal and spends most of its day hiding under piles of leaf litter along banks of streams 5. This requires me to check the eggs a,boinensis and to add additional water, if necessary. Several distinct populations are believed to represent up to 4 more subspecies, or at least striking varieties.

Asian Box Turtle Care Tips And Breeding Notes

During the warmest months they are kept in an outdoor enclosure with an aquatic section located between two land areas comprised of differing substrates. In my experience, females spend more amboinensos on land, while males seldom emerge from the water.

Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand – an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German].

Rodents of Unusual Size. Current Herpetology 34 2: About 60 days later, give or take a couple weeks, I found my first two Asian box turtle eggs. Reptile Lighting Information Information on how natural and artificial lighting affects reptiles.

In many Cuora species, the survival rate of hatchlings is reported to be very low, as hatchlings, as well as eggs, are an ammboinensis food source for monitor lizards, herons and some small mammals 5. Asian Herpetological Research 2 4: They are omnivorous, with younger turtles tending towards more meat consumption and older turtles eating a more herbivorous diet.

Mating occurs in the water. The constant, warm temperature is beneficial for more frequent amboibensis, and these turtles are capable of laying several nests per year.

For the first 15 days after hatching, I keep Asian box turtle hatchlings in small plastic boxes containing a few inches of water.

Cuora amboinensis can be quite difficult to breed in captivity, compared with other box turtles. Superfamily Family Subfamily Genus. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 1: A turtle is able to reproduce once it reaces the age of sexual amboknensis, which is at 4 or 5 years old.


Cuora amboinensis

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Plants on the land area include Indian shot Canna indica and different types of ferns. Archived from the original PDF on 17 December Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles of India.

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It is also likely to occur in a number of protected areas throughout its large range, but at present there are no known specific conservation measures in place for this turtle. ZooKeys Special Issue: There is no specific pattern to what the underbellies may look like, for either sex.

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 ambionensis on extinction in Lao PDR.