Sākums Animals Snake-necked Turtle

Snake-necked Turtle

IUCN Red List: Near Threatened

Siebenrock’s Snake-necked Turtle occurs in New Guinea and north of Australia. The main threat is international live animal trade. Some local consumption in Papua New Guinea also exists.

Taxonomy in snake-necked turtles is still somewhat unclear and can be a subject of change.


■ Listed as Near Threatened (NT) in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species since 2000.


■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Reptilia – reptiles
■ Order Testudines – turtles
■ Family Chelidae – Austro-South American side-neck turtles
■ Species Chelodina rugosa – Northern Snake-necked Turtle
■ Species Chelodina rugosa siebenrocki – Siebenrock’s Snake-necked Turtle

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