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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.


ClassificationOrder: turtles; family: Podocnemidid turtles
DietAquatic plants, aquatic invertebrates, amphibians and fish
HabitatLakes, pools, swamps and lagoons along large rivers
Reproduction6–72 eggs; young hatch after 60–80 days

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

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