THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles.

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine


EASTERN LONG-NECKED TURTLE
or
COMMON SNAKE-NECKED TORTOISE

Chelodina longicollis
Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis
This Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis was rescued from the middle of a highway and released in the nearest creek.


Approximate distribution of the Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis
Approximate distribution of the Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis
which has also been introduced to Tasmania and Islands in Bass Straight

Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis
Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis with neck fully extended

 

Eastern Long-necked Turtles Chelodina longicollis usually have dark edges on the scutes of their plastron
Eastern Long-necked Turtles Chelodina longicollis  usually have dark edges on the scutes of their plastron

Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis
It is aquatic like all other Australian Tortoises/Turtles, however the Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis often travels very long distances from water, and is often found crossing roads, including main highways.
They do however need to be in water to swallow their food.

Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis
Long necked turtles/tortoises are sometimes called side necked turtles/tortoises because they fold their neck sideways for protection under their shell

.Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis
The Eastern Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis is commonly sold and kept as pets in Australia.
This species can live up to 36 years or more in captivity.


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TURTLES, TORTOISES AND CROCODILES
FROM AROUND THE WORLD

John Fowler

Red-eared Slider - INVASIVE SPECIES
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Freshwater Turtles of Australia by John Cann

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Updated March 7, 2019

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