This turtle is also known as the pig-nosed turtle.


The Fly River turtle is almost entirely aquatic, making its home in the rivers, lakes, swamps, and pools of northern Australia and southern New Guinea.


Fly River turtles are omnivorous but prefer fruits and leaves.


This turtle grows to be very large, attaining a weight of around 49 lbs and a length of about 22 inches. The shell and limb color ranges from gray to olive, with its underside anywhere from white to a more yellowish color. Males can be differentiated from females by their longer and narrower tails.