SAW SHELL TURTLE

ELSEYA LATISTERNUM

  The saw shell turtle gets its name from the saw like teeth at the tail end of it's shell.

This specie is found in northern NSW and south east QLD.

It frequently inhabits rivers but has been found more commonly in billabongs and small creeks.

As the turtle matures it develops nuchal spikes and the serration on the shell becomes more apparent.

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