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Maranoa has or used to have 57 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Bell's Turtle.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Bell's Turtle

Bell's Turtle

Wollumbinia belli

Status: Vulnerable

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Wollumbinia belli is found across 2 electorates.

Bell's turtle is an intermediate-sized short-necked freshwater turtle. Females have a carapace length of up to 300 mm and males up to 227 mm. It is in the 'saw-shelled' turtle group, which refers to the saw-toothed rear edge of the upper shell that occurs in young turtles. This species is similar in most respects to Wollumbinia lateristernum¬†.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Changed surface and groundwater regimesChanged surface and groundwater regimes

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

PollutionPollution

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Maranoa has or used to have 93 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Bell's Turtle but they're just as important.

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