Morenia ocellata (Duméril and Bibron 1835) –Burmese Eyed Turtle

Das, Indraneil (2010) Morenia ocellata (Duméril and Bibron 1835) –Burmese Eyed Turtle. In: Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises •. Chelonian Research Monographs, No.5 . Chelonian Research Foundation, pp. 1-5. ISBN 1088-7105

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ength to 239 mm), restricted to south and northeast Myanmar (Burma) and possibly, southwestern Yunnan in China. The species is still common in the Yangon (Rangoon) area, where large numbers may be seen in temple tanks. Typical habitat comprises paddy fields, streams, ponds, and slow-flowing portions of rivers. Nesting takes place between September and April, and clutch size varies from 5–8 to 10–15 eggs. Early 19th century literature accounts mention their exploita-tion, presumably for food by local people, and international food trade now occurs from Myanmar to China, but the overall status of the species throughout its range is unknown.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burmese eyed turtle, Morenia ocellata (Family Geoemydidae), (Duméril and Bibron 1835), south and northeast Myanmar, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 07:44
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 07:44

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