The Eastern Long-neck Turtle is one of a large and diverse group of long-neck, snake-neck or ‘side-necked’ turtles. When it feels threatened, this turtle will emit an offensive smelling fluid from its musk glands. This trait gives the turtle one of its other common names, ‘stinker’.
The Eastern Long-neck Turtle is carnivorous, eating a variety of animals, including insects, worms, tadpoles, frogs, small fish crustaceans and molluscs. Its shell may grow up to 25cm in length.
Distribution: It is common throughout the region, particular at lower altitudes.
MapsBullen Range Cotter Reserve Crace Grasslands Gigerline Nature Reserve Googong Foreshore Gordon Pond Jerrabomberra Wetlands Lake Burley Griffin Central/East Lake Burley Griffin West Lake Ginninderra Lake Tuggeranong Lower Cotter Catchment Lower Molonglo Molonglo River Park Mount Taylor Mulanggari Grasslands Mulligans Flat Namadgi National Park Percival Hill Stony Creek Stranger Pond TEST ONLY - test 2 Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Urambi Hills Woodstock Nature Reserve Yerrabi Pond
PlacesAmaroo, ACT Belconnen, ACT Bowning, NSW Bungendore, NSW Bywong, NSW Campbell, ACT Canberra, ACT Carwoola, NSW Coree, ACT Curtin, ACT Dickson, ACT Dunlop, ACT Environa, NSW Fadden, ACT Forde, ACT Franklin, ACT Fyshwick, ACT Giralang, ACT Googong, NSW Gordon, ACT Greenway, ACT Gundaroo, NSW Gungahlin, ACT Harrison, ACT Holt, ACT Hume, ACT Jerrabomberra, NSW Kambah, ACT Lake George, NSW Latham, ACT Lower Boro, NSW Lyneham, ACT Majura, ACT Melba, ACT Michelago, NSW Mitchell, ACT Molonglo Valley, ACT Monash, ACT Moncrieff, ACT Murrumbateman, NSW Oallen, NSW Paddys River, ACT Parkes, ACT Phillip, ACT Queanbeyan East, NSW Springrange, NSW Stromlo, ACT Sutton, NSW Symonston, ACT Tennent, ACT Tharwa, ACT Throsby, ACT Tuggeranong DC, ACT Urila, NSW Via Macgregor, NSW Wallaroo, NSW Wamboin, NSW Watson, ACT Winifred, NSW Yarralumla, ACT Yarrow, NSW Yass River, NSW
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