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Saw-shelled Turtle
Elseya latisternum
Family :"Tortoises"
Description :Shell 28cm. Oval, with a rear serrated edge which is gradually lost as it ages. Brown to dark brown with darker blotches. Eats insects, fish and frogs, one of the few native animals that lives after eating the toxic Cane Toad.
Typical Habitat :Rivers and creeks.
Distribution :Broad coastal strip around Queensland.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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