Common name: Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle
Synonyms and Other Names: Jardine River Turtle, Pink-bellied Side-necked Turtle
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Identification: Wide, yellow band across nostrils to base of tympanus (ear), with another yellow band from snout to temple above the eyes (Bonin et al. 2006).
Size: 260 mm
Native Range: New Guinea and Jardine River, North Australia (Bonin et al. 2006).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Emydura subglobosa are found here.
Table last updated 8/11/2022
† Populations may not be currently present.
Ecology: Mostly carnivorous diet (Bonin et al. 2006).
Means of Introduction: Probable released pet.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. Research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
References: (click for full references)
Bonin, F., B. Devaux, and A. Dupre. 2006. Turtles of the World. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.
Jonathan A. Freedman
Revision Date: 5/20/2022
Jonathan A. Freedman, 2022, Emydura subglobosa (Krefft, 1876): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=3806, Revision Date: 5/20/2022, Access Date: 8/11/2022
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