Has rough leather shell (without scutes) covering the carapace. The front led is shaped like a paddle, a soft pointed nose like a pig.
The pig-nosed turtle occurbs in southern Lrian Jaya (Indonesia), southern Papua New Guinea, and the major river systems of the northwestern Northern Territory in Australia.
Pig-nosed turtles are omnivorous but prefer more plant than animal matter. They typically eat fruits and leaves from the wild fig and other plants growing along the river banks.
rivers, streams, lakes and lagoons with soft bottoms and slow currents, and can be found in water up to 7 meters deep.
- Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (2009). - Listed on Appendix II of CITES (2009).
In the dry season from September to December lays 7-39 eggs, the incubation time is 64-74 days.
Update : 06 April 2017