THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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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

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

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

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

Legless Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Skinks

 

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GREEN TURTLE
Chelonia mydas
The Green Turtle is found worldwide

GREEN TURTLE Chelonia mydas THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Photo take from the Coffs Harbour jetty NSW


Chelonia mydas japonica
The Distribution map below shows where the Indo-Pacific Subspecies has been found most commonly around Australia
GREEN TURTLE chelonia mydas THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA map
Note that Green turtles often travel very widely outside the areas marked on the map above.

 

GREEN TURTLE Chelonia mydas THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
This turtle is emptying its lungs as it surfaces, it then took several large gulps of air before diving again. (Coffs Harbour NSW)

 

GREEN TURTLE Chelonia mydas THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA\
Notice the barnacles on the shell of this Green Turtle at Coffs Harbour NSW

 

GREEN TURTLE Chelonia mydas THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

GREEN TURTLE Chelonia mydas THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

The Indo-Pacific subspecies Chelonia mydas japonica is found in the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans (i.e. the Australian subspecies) - it lays about 100 eggs


The Pacific Black Turtle is not found in Australian waters however it is believed by some to be a subspecies of the Green Turtle.

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Pacific Black Sea Turtle
John Fowler

Sea Turtles of the World


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