two species of turtle. The furthest one is Saw-shelled Turtle.
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SAW-SHELLED TURTLE FACTS
The Saw-shelled Turtle has a broad oval carapace (shell) broadest behind centre. Serrations on rim at tail end. Large head with projecting snout. Top of head covered by large horny plate. Colour varies from black to olive green to chestnut brown.
Serrated Snapping Turtle
swamps, billabongs and creeks (rather than rivers)
fruits, molluscs, crustaceans and fish
Breeding from Sept to Jan. Can lay up to 50 eggs per season. Egg size 20-35mm in diameter.
The Saw-shelled Turtle is found on east coast of Australia from Richmond NSW to tip of Cape York and west to Arnhem Land, NT
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Saw-shelled Turtle|
Relatives in same Genus
White-throated snapping turtle (E. albagula)