The Indonesian box turtle, also known as the Amboina box turtle or the southeast Asian box turtle, can be found in the lowland tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. They are aquatic and prefer warm, wet environments. They inhabit rice paddy fields, shallow ponds, and marshes. Their heads are a dark olive or black, with three yellow stripes along each side. Because of their tropical habitat, they are active year-round. This box turtle is omnivorous and feeds on vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, waxworms, crickets, fish, and insects. They can also eat only twice a week with no detrimental effects.
Locality: Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; India; Indonesia; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam
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IUCN Status: Endangered (EN)