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Red-bellied short-necked Turtle
Red-bellied short-necked Turtle Hatchling
General Information
Universe Real Life
Aliases Jardine River Turtle
Classification Emydura subglobosa
Species Type Australian Short-Necked Turtle
Homeworld Earth
Environment Australia
Papua New Guinea
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Average Length 25cm (10in)
Locomotion Quadrupedal movement
Lineage Information
Related Species Macquarie Turtle
Northern Yellow-faced Turtle
Victoria River Red-faced Turtle
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Sauropsida
Subclass Reptilia
Order Testudines
Suborder Pleurodira
Family Chelidae
Genus Emydura
Species subglobosa
Other Information
Status Least Concern

The Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle, also known as the Jardine River Turtle (Emydura subglobosa), is a species of Australian short-necked turtle indigenous to Australia and Papua New Guinea; in the former location, they are considered highly endangered.

They prefer to spend a majority of their time in shallow, muddy waters. The coloration of hatchlings and juveniles are stunningly red or orange, hence their name, though these vibrant colors will fade as they age.

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