Euphrates Softshell

The Euphrates Softshell is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Euphrates Softshell Turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) is a species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. It is found in Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey and in Khūzestān Province in Iran. The species is threatened by waterway pollution and habitat destruction. More

Euphrates softshell turtle, Rafetus nifilis, in southeastern Anatolia Turkey, with observations on the biology and factors endangering its survival. P. 20. * VIVIAN P. PÁEZ AND BRIAN C. BOCK. More

of the Euphrates softshell turtle, Rafetus euphraticus, in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey, with observations on biology and factors endangering its survival Chelonian Conserv. Biol. 3 (1): 20-30 * Valverde, J. 2007. Weichschildkr More

The endangered Euphrates softshell turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) is another characteristic species of this area and is distributed throughout the streams of the ecoregion. Southeastern Anatolia, Syria and Iraq constitute important areas of distribution for this species (Baran & Atatür 1998). More

Common names

Euphrates Soft-shelled Turtle in English - English
Euphrates Softshell in English - English
Euphrates softshell turtle in English - English
Rafetus euphraticus in Spanish - español

Order : Testudines
Family : Trionychidae
Genus : Rafetus
Species : Rafetus euphraticus
Authority : DAUDIN 1802