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Emydura macquarii

Macquarie Turtle

The Macquarie or Murray River Turtle is a wide-ranging species that occurs throughout many of the rivers of the eastern half of Australia. It is found primarily in the Murray River Basin and all its major tributaries, along with a number of coastal rivers up the New South Wales Coast. Its shell may grow up to 30cm in length.

Distribution: Uncommon in Canberra region. There have been several sightings in northern Canberra and one near Burrinjuck Dam. There are only a few records for this region reported in the Atlas of Living Australia.

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Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Australian National University - 20 Dec 2020 by davidcunninghamwildlife Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 8 Dec 2020 by Christine Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 3 Dec 2020 by davidcunninghamwildlife Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 8 Nov 2020 by davidcunninghamwildlife Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 21 Sep 2020 by ClubFED Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Australian National University - 8 Dec 2019 by MReevesii00milktea Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 6 Dec 2018 by RodDeb Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Australian National University - 31 Oct 2018 by PeterR Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 20 Feb 2018 by melanoxylon Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Watson, ACT - 7 Jan 2018 by Christine Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 12 Dec 2017 by Alison Milton Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Boambolo, NSW - 1 Feb 1980 by wombey
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Australian National University - 20 Dec 2020 by davidcunninghamwildlife
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 8 Dec 2020 by Christine
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 3 Dec 2020 by davidcunninghamwildlife
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 8 Nov 2020 by davidcunninghamwildlife
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 21 Sep 2020 by ClubFED
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Australian National University - 8 Dec 2019 by MReevesii00milktea
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 6 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Australian National University - 31 Oct 2018 by PeterR
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 20 Feb 2018 by melanoxylon
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Watson, ACT - 7 Jan 2018 by Christine
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 12 Dec 2017 by Alison Milton
Emydura macquarii (Macquarie Turtle) at Boambolo, NSW - 1 Feb 1980 by wombey

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Species information

  • Emydura macquarii Scientific name
  • Macquarie Turtle Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 530m to 794m Recorded at altitude

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