Asian Leaf Turtle 5-6" Med
AFRICAN SIDENECK TURTLE SIZE
African sidenecks are on the larger-side of the spectrum and can reach an adult size between 7 and 12 inches, with the females reaching a larger size than their male counterparts. Male sidenecks grow to reach a maximum length of about 10 inches.
AFRICAN SIDENECK TURTLE LIFESPAN
When given proper care, African sideneck turtles can easily live for a few decades. Some reports suggest species living for more than 50 years in captivity.
AFRICAN SIDENECK TURTLE APPEARANCE
African sidenecks are typically dark colored, and their underbellies (called plastrons) are a grayish black color with a wide, poorly defined yellow area. They have olive-to-brown heads with black markings on top, and two barbels (beard-like sensory organs) that protrude from the lower jaw. They have lightly webbed feet with long, sharp claws, or nails. In the image below, you can see the two barbel nubs on the chin of this young African sideneck turtle.
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