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Eastern long-necked turtle

eastern long-necked turtle (Chelodina longicollis)
Girraween National Park, Queensland
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Chelodina longicollis - (Shaw, 1794)
Pronunciation  KE-loh-DEE-nah   LON-jee-KOHL-iss
Etymology  Chelodina: 'little tortoise'.
longicollis: 'long-necked'.
Other names  Eastern snake-necked turtle
Carapace length
Species avg: 25 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


South-eastern Australia

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria


Streams, swamps

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