Chelodina rugosa Click to enlarge image
Image: John Cann
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Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    Chelodina
    Genus
    rugosa
  • Size Range
    Males have a maximum shell length of 250mm while females are slightly bigger and can reach 300mm long
  • Life history mode
    aquatic
  • Feeding Habits
    carnivorous
  • View Bio Regions
    Bio Regions
    Wet Tropics

This large freshwater turtle is found across Northern Australia, where it inhabits tropical wetlands, lakes and rivers.