Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54422

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Chelonia
Family:Chelidae
Genus:Chelodina
Genus species:Chelodina longicollis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:20 cm (carapace length)
Identification:The long-necked turtle has an extremely long neck and a smooth oval carapace that is dark green or black in color.
Habitat:Swamps, lakes, creeks
Diet:Carnivore: mollusks, fish, amphibians, worms, insects
Reproduction:Nesting behavior begins in spring or early summer. Eight to 24 eggs are laid and incubated for 3-4 months.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:These turtles are known to make good pets.

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern Australia
Eastern Australia
Date:1972-01 Subjects:herptile
Long-necked turtle
Snake-necked turtle
reptile
Chelodina
Chelidae
Turtles
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata