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Narrow-breasted snake-necked turtle

(Chelodina oblonga)

Description

C.oblonga reaches a shield length of up to 40cm.The neck is long and shaped like a worm,hence the name of the snake turtle.The neck can reach up to 60% of the total length.The head is flat with a narrowed nose,the eyes are placed on top of the head to easily overlay the surface.The color varies in gray,brown and black.Plastron and suburbs are often lighter.Honor grows bigger than males.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Chelidae
Genus:Chelodina
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