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Yellow-spotted river turtle +

Podocnemis unifilis

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  • Yellow-spotted river turtle
  • Yellow-spotted river turtle

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Podocnemidid turtles belong to the suborder “side-necked turtles” that hide their heads sideways under their shells, whereas cryptodira retract their heads backwards. The yellow spots prominent in all juveniles fade with
age on the females, but not on the males.


Order: turtles; family: Podocnemidid turtles


Aquatic plants, aquatic invertebrates, amphibians and fish


Lakes, pools, swamps and lagoons along large rivers


6–72 eggs; young hatch after 60–80 days

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Vulnerable (VU)

Status according to Red List:Vulnerable (VU)

IUCN web page

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