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Fitzroy River turtle

Fitzroy River turtle (Rheodytes leukops)
Connors River, Queensland
Photo © Angus McNab
Rheodytes leukops - Legler & Cann, 1980
Pronunciation  ree-oh-DIE-tayz  
Etymology  Rheodytes: 'river dweller'.
leukops: 'white-eyed'.
Other names   
Carapace length
Species avg: 25 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the Fitzroy River and associated tributaries.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Prefers fast-flowing 'riffle' zones.

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