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Scientific Name: 
Chelodina longicollis
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Reptilia
Order: 
Chelonia
Family: 
Chelidae
Genus: 
Chelodina
Species: 
longicollis
Status: 
Least Concern
Quick Facts

Life Span: 35 years

Size: up to 26cm carapace diameter

Fun Facts

The Eastern Snake-necked Turtle emits an unpleasant and offensive smelling fluid/'musk' when it wishes to frighten off predators.

Photo by Gary Ramage.

Eastern Snake-necked Turtles are natue to Australia and live in freshwater environments. They are also known as the Eastern Long-necked Turtle.

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