Trionychidae

Class Reptilia Order Testudines Suborder Cryptodira Family Trionychidae

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Medium to very large aquatic turtles with a rounded, flattened carapace covered with leathery skin; fleshy skin on the head that covers the jaws; and streamlined forelimbs with three pronounced claws

Size

Number of genera, species

13 genera; 25 species

Habitat

Rivers, streams, lakes, marshes, and temporary ponds

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 5 species; Endangered: 5 species; Vulnerable: 6 species

Distribution

North America, Africa, Asia, Indo-Australian archipelago

Distribution

North America, Africa, Asia, Indo-Australian archipelago

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