Endemic to Australia, and found from coastal Cape York Peninsula to northern New South Wales, this turtle has distinctive spines on its neck. Having been observed successfully preying on the introduced Cane Toad and showing resistance to the toxic secretion - this turtle is not quite a ninja, but is pretty close!
This species eDNA probe was optimised using tissue samples collected in the Brisbane River located in Brisbane Forest Park. Please contact us to discuss options if you would like to use this probe in other regions.
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