Hoge’s Side-necked Turtle Mesoclemmys hogei

Hoge’s Side-necked Turtle Mesoclemmys hogei

Hoge’s Side-necked Turtle Mesoclemmys hogei

Critically endangered


The Hoge’s Side-necked Turtle is a highly aquatic species that inhabits lakes and small rivers; juveniles have been reported from small streams. All available locality records are from below 500 m altitude (Rhodin et al. 1982).

The Hoge’s Side-necked Turtle is threatened on an ongoing basis by habitat degradation and targeted and accidental mortality in fisheries.

IUCN red list

Of 18 known subpopulations, 10 have been lost in the past 40 years, corresponding to roughly a 60% loss of sites during an estimated two turtle generations (generation time conservatively estimated as c. 20 years). Habitat destruction is the principal cause of population declines in this species (Moreira 1994, Drummond and Molina 2008, Drummond and Coutinho 2015).

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Further Information


Drummond, G.M., Coutinho, M.E. & Vogt, R.C. 2016. Mesoclemmys hogei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T17081A1316719. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T17081A1316719.en. Downloaded on 05 March 2021.

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