Yellowbelly Mud Turtle

The Yellowbelly Mud Turtle (Pelusios castanoides) is a species of turtle in the Pelomedusidae family. It is found in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania. References - * Hewitt, John 1931. More

Yellowbelly Mud Turtle Conservation status Least ConcernScientific classificationKingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Pelomedusidae Genus: Pelusios Species: P. More

The yellowbelly mud turtle feeds mainly on large pulmonate snails and floating water lettuce. The Seychelles chestnut-bellied mud turtle is reportedly nocturnal, and has been recorded eating invertebrates, fish, amphibians, fruit and other plant material (1) (2). More

Yellowbelly Mud Turtle (castanoides: East African Yellowbelly Mud Turtle; intergularis: Seychelles Yellowbelly Mud Turtle Synonym Pelusios nigricans castanoides HEWITT 1931: 463 Pelusios castaneus kapika BOUR 1978 Pelusios castaneus castanoides More

Common names

East African Yellowbelly Mud Turtle; intergularis in English - English
yellow-bellied mud turtle in English - English
Yellowbelly Mud Turtle in English - English
Yellowbelly Mud Turtle (castanoides: East African in English - English
Черепаха африканская желтобрюхая иловая in Russian - русский язык
キバラハコヨコクビガメ in Japanese - 日本語

Order : Testudines
Family : Pelomedusidae
Genus : Pelusios
Species : Pelusios castanoides
Authority : Hewitt, 1931