|Red-bellied short-necked Turtle|
|Aliases||Jardine River Turtle|
|Species Type||Australian Short-Necked Turtle|
Papua New Guinea
|Average Length||25cm (10in)|
|Related Species||Macquarie Turtle|
Northern Yellow-faced Turtle
Victoria River Red-faced Turtle
The Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle, also known as the Jardine River Turtle (Emydura subglobosa), is a species of Australian short-necked turtle indigenous to Australia and Papua New Guinea; in the former location, they are considered highly endangered.
They prefer to spend a majority of their time in shallow, muddy waters. The coloration of hatchlings and juveniles are stunningly red or orange, hence their name, though these vibrant colors will fade as they age.