Pig - nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)

Interesting :

Has rough leather shell (without scutes) covering the carapace. The front led is shaped like a paddle, a soft pointed nose like a pig.

Habitat :

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.

Food :

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.

Behavior :

rivers, streams, lakes and lagoons with soft bottoms and slow currents, and can be found in water up to 7 meters deep.

Current Status :

- Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (2009). - Listed on Appendix II of CITES (2009).

Reproductive :

In the dry season from September to December lays 7-39 eggs, the incubation time is 64-74 days.

Point of view :

Update : 06 April 2017