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  Brisbane Short-necked Turtle (Emydura signata)





Brisbane Short-necked Turtle | Emydura signata photo
Brisbane Short-necked Turtle photographed at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, Queensland. Length 30cm.

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Brisbane Short-necked Turtle | Emydura signata photo
Two species of turtle. The nearest is Brisbane Short-necked Turtle, the further one is Saw-shelled Turtle.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



REPTILE FACTS

Description
The Brisbane Short-necked Turtle has an olive to brown carapace. Underside white or yellowish. Short smooth head. Head and legs grey. Yellow stripe on face.

Size
20cm

Habitat
permanent slow flowing streams and large ponds, lagoons.



Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Chelidae
Genus:Emydura
Species:signata
Common Name:Brisbane Short-necked Turtle

Relatives in same Genus
  Krefft's River Turtle (E. krefftii)
  Murray Turtle (E. macquarii)
  Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle (E. subglobosa)