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

Journal: Asian Journal of Conservation Biology (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 74-77

Keywords : Batagur borneoensis --- body size --- ecology;

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Abstract

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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