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The Body Size and Some Field Notes of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) in District of Aceh Tamiang, Indonesia

Author(s): Joko Guntoro

Journal: Asian Journal of Conservation Biology
ISSN 2278-7666

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 74;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Batagur borneoensis | body size | ecology

From total 21 individuals of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) found – accidentally caught and field survey – it can be concluded that female is heavier, wider and longer curve carapace than male. Male is experiencing sexual dichromatism during six months or from April to September. The movement of Painted Terrapin is related to tides and they are inhabit in rivers stream that has water salinity level is 0 and high density of Berembang (Sonneratia sp).
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