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Podocnemidid turtles belong to the suborder “side-necked turtles” that hide their heads sideways under their shells, whereas cryptodira retract their heads backwards. The yellow spots prominent in all juveniles fade with age on the females, but not on the males.
|Classification||Order: turtles; family: Podocnemidid turtles|
|Diet||Aquatic plants, aquatic invertebrates, amphibians and fish|
|Habitat||Lakes, pools, swamps and lagoons along large rivers|
|Reproduction||6–72 eggs; young hatch after 60–80 days|