The pig-nosed turtles are named for their porcine snout. They come from a restricted range in the northernmost river systems of the Northern Territory of Australia and the southern lowlands of New Guinea. These turtles inhabit freshwater and estuarine bodies of water.
They are omnivorous but prefer to eat plants more than animal matter. These turtles are particularly attractive to pet traders because of their uniqueness. They are considered vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. The population of this species in its natural habitat range has declined over the years because of extreme habitat loss and illegal pet trading.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No