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Malayan softshell turtle

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Trionychidae
Genus  Dogania Gray, 1844
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Subfamily  Trionychinae
Scientific name  Dogania subplana
Higher classification  Dogania
Order  Turtle
Malayan softshell turtle Malayan softshelled turtle photo Dogania subplana G78851 ARKive
Similar  Turtle, Trionychidae, Amyda, Chitra, Asian narrow‑h

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The Malayan softshell turtle (Dogania subplana) is a species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. It is monotypic in its genus.

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Malayan softshell turtle Malayan softshelled turtle photo Dogania subplana G78852 ARKive

Geographic range

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Java, Kalimantan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore, and Sumatra.

Description

Malayan softshell turtle Malayan softshelled turtle photo Dogania subplana G78850 ARKive

Adults may attain a carapace length of 35 cm (13.7 in). The head is large and muscular. The carapace is flat, and has straight sides. Juveniles are reddish on the sides of the neck, and have a few round black spots (ocelli) on the carapace. These markings become obscure as the turtles age.

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This turtle is a medium to dark brown-green. The nose is long and tapered as with members of the family, Trionychidae. It has eight pairs of pleuralia.

Habitat

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D. subplana prefers to live in the clean running water which is found in rocky streams at higher elevations.

Diet

It feeds on snails and other molluscs, crushing their shells with its powerful jaws.

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References

Malayan softshell turtle Wikipedia


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