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Indian flapshell turtle is a fresh water species of turtle found in South Asia. The “Flap-shelled” name stems from the presence of femoral flaps that are located on the plastron. These flaps of skin serve the purpose of covering the limbs when they retract into the shell. It is unclear what protection the flaps offer against predators. They are widespread and common in the South Asian provinces.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by DR_M_Z
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Uploaded Apr 30, 2019. Captured Mar 3, 2019 11:00 in Unnamed Road, Shreenagar Rural, Rajasthan 321001, India.
  • NIKON D500
  • f/8.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO713
  • 500mm