Cann, J. 1997. Georges Short-Neck Turtle. Monitor (1997)9(1):18-23.
|Carapace Length||Central (Vertebral)||Plastron||Head Length||Lengths|
|L||W||L||W||L||W||L||W||L||W||Front Lobe||Rear Lobe|
|Carapace Length||Central (Vertebral)||Plastron||Lengths|
|Straight Line||Width||Depth||Length||Width||Bridge Width||Intergular||Humeral||Pectoral||Abdominal||Femoral||Anal|
|Paratype||210||164||69||All centrals wider than long||182||85||38||31.5||20.5||30||23.5||38||30|
These turtles are not often seen swimming and it appears that once they have detected a diver, they settle on the bottom, relying on the camouflage of the carapace's cryptic colouration among the pebbles and sediment to conceal themselves. Occasionally, turtles are seen basking on fallen trees along the deeper stretches of the river but they are also known to bask on the bank and amongst vegetation. Although they are in good numbers, they are not as numerous as Emydura in some adjacent coastal rivers.
|Female (TOP) and Male Elseya from the Bellinger River.||Bellinger River, near type location.|