The terrapins or freshwater tortoises are highly prized as delicacies. The majority of the species occur in the large river systems of the Indo-Gangetic plain. They have axillary and inguinal scent glands. The commonly known terrapins are Indian pond terrapin (Melanochelys trijuga),Indian tent terrapin (Kachuga tentoria), Assam roofed terrapin (Kachuga sylhetensis), spotted black terrapin (Geoclemys hamiltonii), river terrapin (Batagur baska), and brahminy terrapin (Hardella thurjii). Indian pond terrapin lives mainly on vegetarian diets. They forage on land at night. The Indian mud turtle is omnivorous in feeding habit and feeds on water plants and small animals such as snails, crustaceans, frogs and fish. The starred tortoise feed on grass, fallen fruits, snails, animal excreta etc.