Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle

Sunday, May 31, 2020
A softshell freshwater turtle

Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
- lakes
- estuarine
- seacoasts
- streams

The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
- Cambodia
- China
- Bangladesh
- India
- Philippines
- Thailand
- Vietnam
- Malaysia
- Myanmar
- Indonesia
- Laos

Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

44 comments:

  1. Great post!👏👏👏 Thanks for the information! 👌🌈

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  2. Thanks for your informative article 😊 have a lovely day 😊

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  3. I'm so glad this turtle is not extinct. I have not seen this type. We all love the turtles. When we were at the Outer Banks years ago we saw a lot of turtles. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Thank you -
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
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      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

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  5. Me encantan los animales. Gracias por este post.
    Saludos.

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  6. No, not this turtle. And I have never seen a turtle this large! There is one called a shiny softshell turtle in Washington state. Here in Oregon, the Painted Turtle is common.
    Hope you're having a great weekend, Tanza!

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  7. Your posts always make me say "wow amazing!!!"thank you for sharing this interesting information with us.😊

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    1. Thank you -
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
      -
      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas

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  8. turtles are incredible animals:)

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  9. How beautiful is that turtle !! I hope it can reproduce freely, and survive. Here in Almería a couple of years ago, they brought Florida softshell turtles to the aquarium which is near to the town. I hope they are well.
    Nice photos, thanks for sharing them.
    Have a great day, stay safe and big hugs
    Caty

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  10. I did not notice such turtles in my regions ☺
    To tell the truth, I've never seen a turtle live
    greetings
    Lili

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  11. Super interessante;
    Boa entrada de mês.
    janicce.

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      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
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      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

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  12. I didn't know such a turtle.
    Greetings.

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    1. Thanks to visit my post-
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
      -
      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

      Delete
  13. In Germany we don't have softshell turtles. Thank you for interesting information. Have a sunny week.

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  14. Greast post! is a wonderfull! kisses and read

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    1. Thanks to visit my post-
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
      -
      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

      Delete
  15. Nice to see this turtle is making a comeback!

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    1. Thanks to visit my post-
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
      -
      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

      Delete
  16. the shape reminds me of a stingray! so cool!
    S

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  17. I had never heard of the Asian Giant Softshell Turtle before. Thank you for introducing it to me. This is very interesting.

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  18. Menarik, menambah wawasan kita tentang dunia satwa.
    Kalau ngga salah, di Indonesia satwa ini dinamakan Bulus.

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    1. Thanks to visit my post-
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
      -
      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

      Delete
  19. We don't have turtles like this in Europe :(

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  20. No I'm not so busy at this moment :D I have much time at home, because my office is still closed - Corona. But thanks =)

    Interesting posts. I like turtles a lot, but here in Germany there are not so much of them, only in zoos.

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  21. I've only seen soft-shell crabs! Are their shells related? Were they eaten which lead to their near extinction?

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. Thanks to visit my post-
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
      -
      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

      Delete
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    1. Thanks to visit my post-
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
      -
      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

      Delete
  24. Nope. We are in a landlocked state but I look forward to visiting the beach soon.

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      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
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      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Delete
  25. Woah I would love to see one. They look so interesting!

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      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

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  26. Interesting post. Thanks for sharing.
    I hope you´ll visit my blog soon. Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks to visit my post-
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
      -
      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      The softshell is due to its cartilaginous carapaces which is “covered in leathery skin.”

      This turtle has disappeared in 2003, then, scientists thought the animal was extinct. Luckily, turtles reappeared in 2007.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) enlists Cambodian softshell as endangered species.

      Softshell freshwater turtles distribute worldwide, they may be found in the regions such as Asia, Africa and America.

      However, the particular species of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle has been observed in the following countries:
      - Cambodia
      - China
      - Bangladesh
      - India
      - Philippines
      - Thailand
      - Vietnam
      - Malaysia
      - Myanmar
      - Indonesia
      - Laos

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

      Delete
  27. Oh wow so interesting animal darling
    xx

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  28. In my area those species don't live but sometimes I wish I lived in some more exotic places where such creatures live naturaly. Hope this turtle won't go extinct and hope we will do something to prevent this from happening.

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    1. Thanks to visit my post-
      Disappearing and Reappearing of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
      -
      A softshell freshwater turtle

      Asian giant softshell turtle with scientific name Pelochelys cantorii could reach 100 cm or 1 meter (3.3 feet) length size. One of biggest freshwater turtles known.

      Pelochelys cantorii lives in South East Asia region, generally in Mekong River, Cambodia. This turtle may be found in the habitats such as:
      - lakes
      - estuarine
      - seacoasts
      - streams

      Have you seen any Softshell Turtles in your areas?

      Delete