Crowned river turtle

The Crowned river turtle is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The crowned river turtle is a large freshwater reptile, with a dark grey, brown or black upper shell (carapace). The borders between the large bony plates that make up the shell are yellow and the rim of the shell may also be yellow (2) (3). More

Common names

Brahminy River Turtle; Crowned River Turtle in English - English
crowned river turtle in English - English
Diadeemschildpad in Dutch - Nederlands

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Author: EOLTestudines , Testudines
Family : Geoemydidae
Genus : Hardella
Species : Hardella thurjii
Authority : GRAY 1831