Ecology of Spotted Flapshell Turtle, <i>Lissemys punctata</i> (Lacepede, 1788) in Bangladesh

  • Md. Lokman Hossain National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM)
  • Shorab Uddin Sarker Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka
  • Noor Jahan Sarker Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka
Keywords: Spotted flapshell turtle, ecology, habitat preference, behavioral patterns

Abstract

Spotted flapshell turtle, Lissemys punctata was found in all types of habitats of Bangladesh. Of the 9 categories of habitats studied, the highest number (17.42%) of the turtle species was found in marshland followed by puddles (17.26%), agriculture fields (17.12%), streams (12.1%), canals (10.54%), tanks (10.39%), derelict ponds (9.18%) and domestic ponds (6.08%). Most of the time the turtle was found in burrowing condition (55.83%), rarely it was observed in feeding (7.2%) condition. The turtle seem to have a considerably higher tolerant in all types of environment, so it may be possible to set-up turtle farm commercially in Bangladesh.

Key words: Spotted flapshell turtle, ecology, habitat preference, behavioral patterns.

doi: 10.3126/eco.v15i0.1943

 ECOPRINT 15: 59-67, 2008  

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Md. Lokman Hossain, National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM)

Associate Professor; National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM) Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Shorab Uddin Sarker, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka

Professor; Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Noor Jahan Sarker, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka

Professor; Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Published
2009-06-03
How to Cite
Hossain, M., Sarker, S., & Sarker, N. (2009). Ecology of Spotted Flapshell Turtle, <i>Lissemys punctata</i&gt; (Lacepede, 1788) in Bangladesh. Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology, 15, 59-67. https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v15i0.1943
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