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Northern long-necked turtle

northern long-necked turtle (Chelodina oblonga)
Marrakai, Northern Territory
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Chelodina oblonga - Gray, 1841
Pronunciation  KE-loh-DEE-nah   ob-LONG-ah
Etymology  Chelodina: 'little tortoise'.
oblonga: 'oblong'
Other names  Macrochelodina rugosa
Chelodina rugosa
Carapace length
Species avg: 36 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


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