Dive in! Get exclusive updates from us when you subscribe to Aquarium emails.
Giant Snake-necked Turtle 5

Giant Snake-necked Turtle

Reptiles / Chelodina expansa
Length 19"
Conservation Status

Snake-necked turtles have very long necks that aid them when they grab prey. These turtles cannot pull their necks into their shell; instead they tuck them to one side or the other. The giant snake-necked turtle is the largest of the many species of side-neck turtles that inhabit Australia.

Range
Queensland and New South Wales, Australia
Habitat
Waterholes and rivers
Diet
Insects, shrimp, fish and frogs
© 2020 Tennessee Aquarium. All Rights Reserved. Made by Whiteboard in Chattanooga