Scientific Name: Chelodina mccordi

Found In: Indonesia – specifically Roti Island/Terrestrial freshwater

Size: Adults average 7 to 9 inches in the length of their shell.

Diet: Omnivore. Diet consists of amphibians, fish, carrion, insects, mollusks, marine worms, and algae.

Threat Level: Critically Endangered. The exotic pet trade is the major threat to this species.

Facts: Roti Island snake-necked turtles can produce a foul smelling musk to discourage predators.

A Smiling Roti Island snake-necked turtle at the Virginia Zoo