Black Softshell Turtle

Black Softshell Turtle

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Black softshell turtle or Bostami Turtle is a species of freshwater turtle found in India (Assam) and Bangladesh (Chittagong). It was for long believed to be inbred individuals of the Ganges Soft-shelled Turtle (A. gangeticus or N. gangeticus) or the Peacock Soft-shelled Turtle (A. hurum or N. hurum), but while it is a close relative of the latter it is a distinct species.Originally native to the lower Brahmaputra River, the only population ever reliably known consists of 150-300 turtles in a manmade pond which is part of the Hazrat Sultan Bayazid Bastami (also transliterated "Bostami" or "Bustami") shrine at Chittagong, where they are dependent on humans for survival.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136548836
  • 9786136548838