Red-bellied short-necked turtle

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Red-bellied short-necked turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Emydura
Species: E. subglobosa
Binomial name
Emydura subglobosa
(Krefft, 1876)[1]

Emydura subglobosa subglobosa

Emydura subglobosa worrelli

  • Tropicochelymys worrelli Wells & Wellington, 1985

The red-bellied short-necked turtle (Emydura subglobosa), pink-bellied side-necked turtle, or Jardine River turtle is a species of turtle in the Chelidae family.

Geographic range[edit]

E. subglobosa is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.


The majority of the time, E. subglobosa is around shallow, muddy areas of water.

In captivity[edit]

Red-bellied short-necked turtles are popular as pets. A 75-gallon or larger aquarium is used to house this species. In captivity, they feed on fish, commercial turtle pellets and plant matter.

Due to Australia's ban of exporting wild-caught animals, so all wild-caught individuals are from New Guinea. In the United States, Florida had bred these turtles to supply the market. Hong Kong and Taiwan had also bred red-bellied short-necked turtles.


  1. ^ Krefft, Gerard. 1876. Notes on Australian animals in New Guinea with description of a new species of fresh water tortoise belonging to the genus Euchelymys (Gray). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria [Series 1] 8: 390–394. (Euchelymys subglobosa, new species).
  2. ^ Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk , P.P., Iverson, J.B., Shaffer, H.B., Bour, R., and Rhodin, A.G.J.]. 2012. Turtles of the world, 2012 update: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution, and conservation status. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 000.243–000.328, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v5.2012, [1].

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