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20040807Fa_EL_002=_MG_0000_Murray-Turtle-Emydura-macquarii-Brisbane_Australia_EL+.tif
Murray Turtle, freshwater 'tortoise' sunbathing, Brisbane Australia.   //  Murray Turtle - Chelidae: Emydura macquarii. Length to 30cm, weight to XXXg.  Occurs in the south-flowing Murray-Darling Rivers catchment in eastern Australia and in the east-flowing rivers of the coastal strip from northern New South Wales to south-east Queensland. One of the group of short-necked turtles often colloquially known as 'tortoises' in Australia because they have feet and claws rather than flippers. Feeds upon aquatic vegetation, and an opportunistic feeder on small crustaceans, larger insects, etc. This individual shows pseudo-eyespots on the back of the head.    //Eric Lindgren//