Photo by M.F. Hoekstra
Photo by M.F. Hoekstra

Common name: Giant Asian pond turtle, Orange-headed temple turtle
Size: Maximum 48 cm, males are larger than females
Distribution: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Kampuchea, peninsular Malaysia
Habitat: Swamps, wetlands, deciduous forest, rice paddies, rivers, mountain streams up to 400 m above sea level
Vivaria: Hatchlings: aquarium with basking area. (Semi) adults: semi-aquatic setup.
Diet: Omnivorous (fruit and leaf eater, opportunistic scavenger)
Cites status: Appendix II