Brisbane River Short-necked Turtle

Brisbane River Short-necked Turtle

Emydura signata

These turtles can be found in slow flowing streams and rivers.

It has clawed webbed feet and a hard olive-brown outer shell with a yellow stipe on the side of the face.

The Brisbane River Turtle is omnivorous and feeds on small crustaceans, insects, algae and aquatic plants.

This species of turtle can fold its neck sideways hiding themselves just under the lip of their shell as a form of protection.