The painted river terrapin inhabits the tidal and brackish parts of estuaries and large rivers. Though they are considered omnivorous, vegetation and fruit are the main part of their diet. The female turtles will nest on the banks of rivers and will dig multiple pits to lay their eggs in. This species is critically endangered and in Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore they are extinct in the wild. The decline is due to the exploitation of its flesh and eggs and also habitat loss that limits nesting areas and feeding habitat.
Locality: Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand
Status: Cites 1
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered (CR)