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    With its punky green mohican the striking Mary river turtle joins a new ZSL list of the world’s most vulnerable reptiles



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    The Mary River turtle, found in Queensland, Australia, features on a new list of the most vulnerable reptile species on the planet. Photograph: Chris Van Wyk/ZSL/PAIt sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.
    The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered.
    The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, features in a new list of the most vulnerable reptile species compiled by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
    Despite the turtle’s punk appearance – derived from vertical strands of algae that also grow on its body – its docile nature made it historically popular as a pet.
    Gill-like organs within its cloaca – an orifice used by reptiles for excretion and mating – enable it to stay underwater for up to three days, but it was unable to hide from the pet collectors who raided its nests during the 1960s and 1970s.
    Moe>https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ndangered-list
    Kill it with fire!
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    What's its DU name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FourWinds View Post
    What's its DU name?
    Master Nematode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Master Nematode.
    well played
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    I'm not sure that this turtle was meant to survive. It seems like some kind of genetic mistake.
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    Ugly as he is breathing thru his genitals ain't going to help him any
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    Ugly as he is breathing thru his genitals ain't going to help him any

    Wouldn't he suffocate every time he mated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Wouldn't he suffocate every time he mated?
    Synchronized breathing
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Wouldn't he suffocate every time he mated?
    That's an excellent question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Wouldn't he suffocate every time he mated?
    Apparently either:
    They can hold their breath a long time ... or
    They donít take that long to mate
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