Striped Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle, Asian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle (Chitra chitra )

Interesting :

with tortoiseshell about 1 meter in length and weight of 100-120 kilograms.

Habitat :

It has been found in India, Burma, and Pakistan and Thailand, especially at both Kwai-Noi and Kwai-Yai River in Karnchanaburi and Mae-Klong River in Ratchburi. Normally,

Food :

it hides in apron to hunt prey such as frog, crab, shrimp, and fish

Behavior :

Because of big and weighty soft-shelled turtle so it walks slowly and always lives in the water. It will get on land when it needs to lay eggs. It prefers to live in rivers, sandy moving downstream.

Current Status :


Reproductive :

Generally, it lays about 60-110 eggs in each time at sandy riverbank or muddy with fresh grasses.

Point of view :

Update : 06 April 2017