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Australian Freshwater Turtles



Freshwater Turtles

Eastern Snake-necked Turtle
(Chelodina longicollis)
Eastern Snake-necked Turtle
The most obvious identifying feature of the Eastern Snake-necked Turtle is the long neck. Its shell is a brown color with black edges. The underside of the shell is lighter in color and has black lines. The hatchlings are often brightly marked with... Click to continue>
New Guinea Snake-necked Turtle
(Chelodina novaeguineae)
New Guinea Snake-necked Turtle
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Oblong Turtle
(Chelodina oblonga)
Oblong Turtle
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Saw-shelled Turtle
(Elseya latisternum)
Saw-shelled Turtle
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. Click to continue>
White-throated snapping turtle
(Elseya albagula)
White-throated snapping turtle
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Brisbane Short-necked Turtle
(Emydura signata)
Brisbane Short-necked Turtle
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. Click to continue>
Krefft's River Turtle
(Emydura krefftii)
Krefft's River Turtle
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Murray Turtle
(Emydura macquarii)
Murray Turtle
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Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle
(Emydura subglobosa)
Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle
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Pig-nosed Turtle

Pig-nose Turtle
(Carettochelys insculpta)
Pig-nose Turtle
The Pig-nose Turtle is a large freshwater turtle from top end of the Northern Territory. Its legs are like flippers with two claws. The shell is soft with pitted skin with no hard plates (scutes). The snout is like a short trunk, and looks a bit... Click to continue>


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