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Species profile—Chelodina expansa (broad-shelled river turtle)


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Photo of Chelodina expansa (broad-shelled river turtle) - Queensland Government,1977
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Species details

Animalia (animals)
Reptilia (reptiles)
Chelidae (side-necked turtles)
Scientific name
Chelodina expansa (Gray, 1857)
Common name
broad-shelled river turtle
Type reference
Gray, J.E. 1857. Description of a new species of Chelodina from Australia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1856: 369-371.
WildNet taxon ID
Macrochelodina expansa
Chelodina oblonga expansa
Alternate name(s)
broad-shelled turtle
broad-shelled snake-necked turtle
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Pest status
Species environment
Aquatic & Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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