Malayan Soft-shelled Turtle

Dogania subplana

Summary 4

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

Diagnosis 5

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.[1]

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.[2]

Conservation 5

They are relatively common at the moment but may need conservation in the future.

Sources and Credits 5

1. Das, Indraneil. 2006. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Borneo. Ralph Curtis Books. Sanibel Island, Florida. 144 pp. ISBN 0-88359-061-1. ( (Dogania subplana) p. 136.)
2. JCVI.org (Retrieved Feb 23, 2010.)

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Wie146, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dogan_subplan100117-0332_ipb.jpg
  2. (c) 2002 Arie van der Meijden, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=113679&one=T
  3. (c) Wibowo Djatmiko (Wie146), some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Dogan_subplan100117-0331_ipb.jpg
  4. Adapted by calebcam from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogania_subplana
  5. (c) calebcam, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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