It’s easy to see where the Indian Tent or Indian Roofed Turtle (Pangshura tecta) gets its name. The trademark roof-shaped shell helps this species, which is an excellent swimmer, navigate through moving streams and rivers. They are native to Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal.
The Indian Roofed Turtle (Pangshura tecta) occupies the drainages of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra Rivers, from Pakistan to Bangladesh. Isolated populations occur in southern Pakistan and in west-central India. This species is collected for consumption as food and for sale on the international pet market.