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PIG NOSED TURTLE
or
Fly River Turtle
or
PITTED-SHELLED TURTLE
Carettochelys insculpta
Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta
Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta photographed in the Dubai Underground Aquarium

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Pig-nosed Turtles Carettochelys insculpta are also found in southern New Guinea

Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta
Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta photographed in the Dubai Underground Aquarium

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Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta


This is a video of the pig-nosed turtle taken from the BBC's Life in Cold Blood documentary series.
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

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Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta

Pig-nosed turtles can grow to about 70 cm (28 in) shell-length, and weigh over 20 kg (44 lb.).

Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta
Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta

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Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta

pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), pitted-shelled turtle , Fly River turtle
Photo of juvenile
Pig-nosed Turtles Carettochelys insculpta reach maturity when they are around 16-18 years old

  

pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), pitted-shelled turtle , Fly River turtle
The 2 Pig-nosed Turtles Carettochelys insculpta pictured above are young turtles, about 10cm = 4 " in length.
In New Guinea they are called "Fly River Turtles."
In Australia they known as as Pig-nosed turtles.

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