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Emydura subglobosa - Red-bellied short-necked turtle

  • Common name: Red-bellied short-necked turtle
  • Disrtribution: Nothern Australia, New Guinea
  • Diet: Carnivor
  • Size: up to 25 cm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Subspecies: 2
  • Taxonomy: Geoemydidae
  • Described by: Krefft, 1876
  • Lifespan:
  • Consevation Status: Least concern (IUCN 2.3)

E.subglobosa wiith range map

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Emydura Subglobosa, the Red Belly Side Neck turtle a.k.a. the Pink Belly Side Neck turtle is generally found in tropical regions Australia and Papua New Guinea. As the name suggests the pink belly short neck turtles have unusually short necks and have shades of red or pink on their belly. The carapace (Shell) of the Emydura Subglobosa is grey and the plastron (Breastplate) has shades of grey and coral pink. Some highly prized and rare turtles have red or orange belly. A pink Belly side neck turtle grows to over 25 cm.


  • Emydura subglobosa subglobosa (New Guinea)
  • Emydura subglobosa worrelli (Nothern Australia)

Video: Mating of Emydura subglobosa

Emydura subglobosa

Photos: 1.Marijan Tunjic, 2. John Lam, 3. Manuel Romero
Video: Danny Brown / Youtube

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