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Reptiles of the Murray–Darling Basin

There are 149 identified reptile species living in the Basin, including 46 snake species, 100 lizard species and three freshwater turtle species.

The three freshwater turtles are the eastern-snake necked turtle, the River Murray short-necked turtle and the saw-shelled turtle.

The more common of the snakes living in the Basin are tiger snakes, eastern browns and red-bellied black snakes.

Other reptiles include blue tongue lizards, geckos, bearded dragons and earless dragons.

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Updated: 13 Aug 2020