The Fly River Turtle, also called the Pig-nosed Turtle, is an unusual freshwater turtle that has flippers
rather than the webbed feet and claws of terrapins. It is almost fully aquatic and has a double tubular nose.
"Bring it on"
It is native to rivers, streams and lakes of southern New Guinea and Australia's Northern Territory. Eggs are laid
in sandy banks.
It is the only living species in its genus and family. They can reach 20kg weight and 70cm (30in) length.
Although their snout resembles that of the softshell turtles, their shell (carapace and plastron) is hard.
The species is vulnerable, with thousands smuggled to Asian food, medicine and captive markets.