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PIG NOSED TURTLE
or
Fly River Turtle
or
PITTED-SHELLED TURTLE
(Carettochelys insculpta)
Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta
Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) photographed in the Dubai Underground Aquarium

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Pig-nosed Turtles (Carettochelys insculpta) are also found in southern New Guinea

Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta
Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) photographed in the Dubai Underground Aquarium

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Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)


This is a video of the pig-nosed turtle taken from the BBC's Life in Cold Blood documentary series.
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough

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Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)

Pig-nosed turtles can grow to about 70 cm (28 in) shell-length, and weigh over 20 kg (44 lb.)

Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta
Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)

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Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)

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Photo of juvenile
Pig-nosed Turtles (Carettochelys insculpta) reach maturity when they are around 16-18 years old

  

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The 2 Pig-nosed Turtles (Carettochelys insculpta) pictured above are young turtles, about 10cm = 4 " in length.
In New Guinea (Carettochelys insculpta) are called "Fly River Turtles."
In Australia (Carettochelys insculpta) are known as as Pig-nosed Turtles.


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