Extant (resident): Cambodia; Indonesia (Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand
Presence Uncertain: Vietnam
The Southern River Terrapin inhabits estuaries, mangrove creeks, lower river sections, and coastal lagoons, generally in areas influenced by the tide, but may also occur substantial distances upriver (e.g. Perak). Habitat alteration and destruction have become increasingly significant factors leading to the decline of river terrapins in many areas of Asia along with wild game hunting and poaching.
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Horne, B.D., Chan, E.H., Platt, S.G. & Moll, E.O. 2019. Batagur affinis (errata version published in 2019). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T170501A152041284. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T170501A152041284.en. Downloaded on 25 January 2021.
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