Ecology of Indian Roofed Turtle, <i>Pangshura tectum</i> (Gray 1831) in Bangladesh

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  • Md. Lokman Hossai National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Dhaka Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka
  • Shomb Uddin Sarker Department of Zoology; University of Dhaka
  • Noor Jahan Sarker Department of Zoology; University of Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v13i0.1621

Keywords:

lndian roofed turtle, ecology, habitat preference, behavioral patterns.

Abstract

lndian roofed turtle, Pangshura tectum, was found in all types of aquatic habitats in Bangladesh. Of the 8 categories of habitats studied, the highest number (42.74%) was found in domestic ponds followed by derelict ponds, tanks, marshlands, canals, agriculture fields, lakes, streams and puddles. Most of the time the turtle was found in basking condition (60.09%), while rarely it was observed in burrowing condition. In addition to this, Indian roofed turtle spent 31.75% time in feeding and 8.16% in browsing.

Key words: Indian roofed turtle, ecology, habitat preference, behavioural patterns

doi: 10.3126/eco.v13i0.1621

Ecoprint (An International Journal of Ecology) Vol. 13, No. 1, 2006 , Page 1-8

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Md. Lokman Hossai, National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Dhaka Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka

Professor; National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Dhaka Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka

Shomb Uddin Sarker, Department of Zoology; University of Dhaka

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Noor Jahan Sarker, Department of Zoology; University of Dhaka

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Published

2009-06-03

How to Cite

Hossai, M. L., Sarker, S. U., & Sarker, N. J. (2009). Ecology of Indian Roofed Turtle, <i>Pangshura tectum</i> (Gray 1831) in Bangladesh. Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology, 13, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v13i0.1621

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