Macquarie Turtle (species: Emydura macquarii) in Kemendok NP (Gaia Guide)
Emydura macquarii
Macquarie Turtle

©Peripitus on Wikipedia: Pair of Macquarie Turtles (Emydura macquarii)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Chelidae
Genus Emydura
Species Emydura macquarii

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 35 cm (Carapace length)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It 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. It is also found in the coastal Queensland Rivers and the Cooper Creek System, along with Fraser Island. (Wikipedia)

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