Fly River Turtle Carettochelys insculpta

Fly River Turtle
Fly River Turtle
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.
Fly River Turtle
Fly River Turtle
Fly River Turtle "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.
Fly River Turtle
Fly River Turtle
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.
Fly River Turtle
Fly River Turtle
The species is vulnerable, with thousands smuggled to Asian food, medicine and captive markets.