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Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle

The red-bellied short-necked turtle is a popular choice for keeping as a pet. Although it has a good temperament, the turtle might bite when feels threatened and leaves a strong wound.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Pleurodira
    Family Chelidae
    Genus Emydura
    Scientific Name Emydura subglobosa


    Other Names Jardine River turtle, pink-bellied side-necked turtle
    Size 5.24-10.4 in (13-26.4 cm)
    Weight 1.10 lb
    Color Olive head, gray neck with red strokes, yellow stripes throughout the nose to the iris
    Distribution New Guinea and Australia
    Habitat Lakes and lagoons
    Diet Sponges, mollusks, aquatic plants, fish
    Predators Water rats, cats, foxes, crocodiles, and tiger sharks
    Breeding Time August-October
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size 4-11 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 months
    Reproductive Age 7-12 years
    Average Lifespan 15-20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 6th 2019 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 31st January 2019.

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