Red-bellied short-necked turtle facts for kids
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|Red-bellied short-necked turtle at Cologne Zoo|
Emydura subglobosa subglobosa
Emydura subglobosa worrelli
This hard-shelled chelid is more colorful than most of its relatives.
It lives in lagoons, or lakes.
Red-bellied short-necked turtles are popular as pets. A 75-gallon or larger aquarium is used to house this species. In captivity, they feed on fish, commercial turtle pellets and plant matter.
Due to Australia's ban of exporting wild-caught animals, all wild-caught individuals are from New Guinea. In the United States, Florida had bred these turtles to supply the market. Hong Kong and Taiwan had also bred red-bellied short-necked turtles.
- Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Emydura subglobosa. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 July 2007.
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