Northern Snake-necked Terrapin/Turtle Chelodina rugosa/siebenrocki

Northern Snake-necked Terrapin
New Guinea Snake-necked Turtle
The Northern Snake-necked Terrapin or Long-necked Turtle, is one of several "snake-necked" terrapin species all native to Australia-Pacific. The neck, when extended, can reach as long as the body. When withdrawn, it is withdrawn sideways into the shell. All are carnivorous. This species is native to northern Australia and southern New Guinea. Although a freshwater terrapin, it can be found in coastal brakish waters. The one shown is the New Guinea subspecies, C. r. siebenrocki also called C. siebenrocki.