Dietary observations on the Asian softshell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea) from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Jensen, Karen A. and Das, I. (2008) Dietary observations on the Asian softshell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea) from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 7 (1). pp. 136-141. ISSN 1071-8443

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Abstract

We examined the diet of Amyda cartilagi-nea from 2 localities in Sarawak: Loagan BunutNational Park and Balai Ringin. The most commonlyfound items in stomach contents, when using percent-age frequency of occurrence, were plant material(77%) and unknown vertebrate parts (55%). Fecalanalysis indicated similar results: plant material(100%), unknown vertebrate parts (84%), fish (69%),and unknown arthropods (62%). Results indicate thatA. cartilaginea is an opportunistic omnivore.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dietary, observations, Asian, softshell turtle, Amyda cartilaginea, Sarawak, Malaysian, Borneo, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 03:31
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 03:31
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11863

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