AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia
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Last Updated January 13, 2013
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EASTERN SNAKE-NECKED TURTLE
Chelodina (Macrochelodina) longicollis
This species is commonly sold and kept as pets in Australia. it is also callled the Common Longneck Tortoise or the Eastern Longnecked Tortoise
It is aquatic like all other Australian Tortoises/Turtles, however this species often travels very long distances from water, and is often found crossing roads, including main highways. They do however need to be in water to swallow their food.
This species can live up to 36 years or more in captivity.
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