Chelodina canni

Chelodina canni

Chelodina canni

(Cann’s Long-necked Turtle)

FAMILY

Chelidae

Species

Chelodina canni

Common name

Cann’s Long-necked Turtle

Main colour

Brown to black

Body size

Length of carapace about 24 cm

Location

Townsville

Description

A freshwater turtle found in rivers, lagoons and swamps where it feeds on small aquatic animals. It has a broad head and a long slender neck hence the common name. The carapace or shell is rounded, brown to black with a paler rim, the lower surface is yellow.