The Indian narrow- headed soft sea shell turtle is an endangered species found in the Indian subcontinent. Although widespread, it occurs in low densities and is threatened by habitat loss.
The Indian Narrow-headed Softshell is a large riverine species growing as large as 75 inches (192 cm) in shell length, and up to 551 pounds (250 kg).
Males usually have longer tails when compared to females; however females tend to achieve a greater overall size.
Harvesting for meat, pollution, and destruction of sand bar habitat has significantly reduced the numbers of this species.
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