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Roti Island Snake-Necked Turtle

Roti island snake-necked turtle is a species of turtle found in Rote Island in Indonesia. The species is nocturnal and solitary.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Pleurodira
    Family Chelidae
    Subfamily Chelodininae
    Genus Chelodina
    Scientific Name Chelodina mccordi

    Other Names McCord’s snakeneck turtle
    Size 18–24 cm (7.1–9.4 in)
    Weight 444 to 816 g (15.65 to 28.76 oz)
    Color Pale gray brown outer shell with pale buff white underside of the shell; upper surface of the neck is dark brown; light beige underparts
    Distribution Indonesia
    Habitat Swamps, rice terraces, small lakes
    Diet Water insects, fish, tadpoles, shrimp, aquatic plants
    Predators Pigs
    Breeding Season February through September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 8 to 14 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 3 months
    Reproductive Age 7 to 8 years of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on April 30th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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