Siebenrockiella crassicollis

Common Name: Black marsh turtle

Described by: Gray, 1831

Conservation Status: Vulnerable: IUCN Red List 2006

CITES: Appendix II

Range: Thailand (lowlands of central and peninsular regions), Laos, Southern Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra), Malaysia (Peninsular and Sarawak), Southern Myanmar, and Singapore.

Habitat: Aquatic. Slow moving or still bodies of freshwater at low elevations, such as ponds, canals, ditches and swamps. (Stuart et al., 2001)

Key Threats: Hunting and trade.


Clutch Size: 3-4 eggs (CNMA, 2003)
Nesting Season: April - July (CNMA, 2003)
Diet: Omnivorous. Aquatic invertebrates, carrion and plants. (Stuart et al., 2001)

Distinguishing Features: Head dark with a large white or pale yellow spot behind each eye. Broad head with jaws curved into a smile. Carapace completely black. Plastron brown with black radiating blotches or completely black. (Stuart et al., 2001)

Size: Carapace to 20cm.


Adult head.

Siebenrockiella hatchling.

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