THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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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HOME COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons Elapid Snakes Sea Snakes File Snakes Blind Snakes Turtles Tortoises Dragons Agamas Geckos Legless Lizards Monitor Lizards Skinks Crocodiles

GREEN TURTLE
Chelonia mydas
The Green Turtle is found worldwide


Chelonia mydas japonica
The Distribution map below shows where the Indo- Pacific Subspecies has been found most commonly around Australia
GREEN TURTLE chelonia mydas THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA map

GREEN TURTLE chelonia mydas THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

The Indo- Pacific subspecies Chelonia mydas japonica is found in the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans (ie the Australian subspecies) - it lays about 100 eggs


The Pacific Black Turtle is not found in Australian waters however it is believed by some to be a subspecies of the Green Turtle.

LINKS

Pacific Black Sea Turtle
John Fowler



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Sea Turtles of the World


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May 9, 2013