Peacock Soft-Shelled Turtle Rescued From a Fish Market

Turtles heads are large, their mouths are bent downward, and the low olive-coloured oval carapace is dark olive green, turning almost black, sometimes with yellow edges.
Sheena

Updated: Dec 02, 2020 09:17:29 pm

Peacock Soft-Shelled Turtle Rescued From a Fish Market

02 December 2020 Current Affairs:

Peacock Soft-Shelled Turtle (a vulnerable species of turtles) have been rescued from the fish market in Silchar, Assam. Scientific Name of Peacock Soft-Shelled Turtle is Nilssonia hurum.

Highlights:
♦ Turtles heads are large, their mouths are bent downward, and the low olive-coloured oval carapace is dark olive green, turning almost black, sometimes with yellow edges.
♦ The head and limbs are olive-green; the forehead has a dark mesh structure and large yellow or orange spots or spots, especially behind the eyes and above the nose. The tail of the male is longer and thicker than the females.
♦ This species is restricted to India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. In India, it is widely distributed in the northern and central parts of the Indian subcontinent. These substances exist in rivers, streams, lakes and ponds with muddy bottoms.
♦ The flesh and (the outer cartilage edge of the shell) of this species are heavily used. The threat to species from the Ganges is a common threat faced by all large river turtles, including overfishing, pollution, increased river traffic and sand mining, which lead to a decrease in fish populations.

Conservation Status:
-    Wildlife Protection Act, 1972: Schedule I
-    IUCN Red List: Vulnerable
-    CITES Appendix I

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