Indonesian Snake Neck Turtle

 

NEW GUINEA SNAKE NECK TURTLE 7

Indonesian Snake Neck Turtle

 

SPECIES: Macrochelodina rugosa siebenrocki

BODY DESCRIPTION: The snake turtle can get up the 14 inches in length. The first thing that is noticeable is the neck, which can grow up the length of the turtle itself. The neck is flexible and permits the turtle to lift its head out of the water to take in a breath of air without exposing the entire body.

HABITAT: These turtles live in slow moving bodies of water with plenty of vegetation to hide in.

DIET: Fish, shrimp, and water dwelling insects.

GENERAL: The Indonesian Snake Turtle is a slow moving turtle that prefers to walk along the bottom rather than swim as it hunts for prey.

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