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Sri Lankan Black Turtle ( Ceylon Pond Turtle)

$275.00 - $795.00
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Product Description

The Sri Lankan pond turtle (Melanochelys trijuga) is a fascinating and unique species that is widely admired by turtle enthusiasts and conservationists alike. With its distinctively domed carapace and striking yellow stripes along its head and neck, this turtle is a beautiful and captivating creature to behold.

Despite its small size (typically reaching only 6-8 inches in length), the Sri Lankan pond turtle is a hardy and adaptable species that can thrive in a wide range of aquatic habitats. It is often found in slow-moving rivers, ponds, and other freshwater environments throughout its native range in Sri Lanka and parts of India.

One of the most impressive aspects of the Sri Lankan pond turtle is its longevity. These turtles have been known to live for more than 50 years in captivity, and likely have similarly impressive lifespans in the wild. This means that they are able to contribute to their ecosystem and continue to inspire admiration for many decades.

Moreover, the Sri Lankan pond turtle plays an important role in its ecosystem by serving as both predator and prey. Its omnivorous diet includes a variety of aquatic plants and animals, making it a key player in the food chain. Additionally, their shells are known to provide shelter and a source of calcium for other aquatic creatures, further emphasizing their importance in the ecosystem.

Overall, the Sri Lankan pond turtle is a truly remarkable species that deserves recognition and protection. With its unique appearance, adaptability, longevity, and ecological importance, this turtle is a testament to the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

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Other Details

Common Name:
Sri Lankan Black Turtle
Scientific Name:
Melanochelys trijuga thermalis
Restricted States:
Turtle Category:
Asian Water Turtles

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