Eastern Snake Necked Turtle (Chelodina longicollis)

Eastern Snake Necked Turtle

How to identify this turtle

Distinguishable by black seams on the belly plate & growing to a carpace length of 250mm.

Chelodina Longicollis

Eastern Snake Necked Turtle
Eastern Snake Necked Turtle

Snake Neck Turtle Diet

It primarily eats aquatic insects, fish, tadpoles, and frogs. When hunting the Snake necked turtled approaches with its neck held sidewaysthrusting its open mouth to grasp its prey and uses its jaws to shred its food into smaller pieces.


This breed of turtle generally mates in spring. The females lay between 18 – 24 shelled eggs in a soil nesting chamber. Hatching occurs between 105 – 150 days.

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