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Flat-shelled turtle

flat-shelled turtle (Chelodina steindachneri)
Port Hedland, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Chelodina steindachneri - Siebenrock, 1914
Pronunciation  KE-loh-DEE-nah   stine-DAHK-neree
Etymology  Chelodina: 'little tortoise'.
steindachneri: after F. Steindachner, Australian zoologist.1
Other names  Steindachner's turtle
Plate-shelled turtle
Carapace length
Species avg: 20 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Mid-west Western Australia

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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