Krefft`s Short-necked Turtle


The Krefft's Short-necked Turtle (Emydura krefftii) is easily recognized by its bright to pale yellow facial stripe which extends back from the eye to the ear.
The shell is deep and oblong-shaped, with an olive-brown to blackish-brown carapace and blueish-green tinged plastron underneath (a distinctive feature of this species).
This species occurs only in Queensland.

The 3rd photo shows a Krefft's Short-necked Turtle in the company of a Saw-shelled Turtle (Myuchelys latisternum) which is slightly smaller and has a darker facial pattern.

Granite Gorge Nature Park, Queensland, Australia, 1 November 2022

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