African Sideneck Turtle



SPECIES: Pelomedusa subrufa

STATUS: Least Concern

HABITAT: Lakes, marshes, swamps, and ponds.

DIET: Insects, fish, amphibians, and some vegetation.

GENERAL: These turtles get their name from the way they tuck their heads to the side instead of pulling it in completely like most turtles can. 

The African Side-Neck Turtle has a large range, going from Ghana eastward to the Sudan and south to South Africa, it also has been identified in Madagascar.


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