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Malaysian giant turtle +

Orlitia borneensis

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Malaysian giant turtle
  • Malaysian giant turtle
  • Malaysian giant turtle
  • Malaysian giant turtle

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Malaysian giant turtles have adapted very well to swimming and diving in water. They have very large webs which allow them to cover even long distances without problems. As these animals can also dive very deep they have bony lung chambers that allow their lungs to cope better with the pressure situations.
Status according to Red List: endangered


Order chelonians, family old world’s terrapins


Fishes, invertebrates and plants


Lakes and large rivers


Eggs are laid on land probably several times a year; around 10 hard-shelled eggs per clutch

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Endangered (EN)

Status according to Red List:Endangered (EN)

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