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Broad-shelled turtle

broad-shelled turtle (Chelodina expansa)
Brisbane, Queensland
Photo © Jeremy Ringma
Chelodina expansa - Gray, 1857
Pronunciation  KE-loh-DEE-nah   ex-PAN-sah
Etymology  Chelodina: 'little tortoise'.
expansa: 'broad'.
Other names  Broad-shelled River Turtle, Broad Shelled Turtle
Macrochelodina expansa 
Carapace length
Species avg: 48 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria


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