Giant river turtles lay their eggs on sandbanks and riverbanks when the water level in the river is low. Any unhatched eggs are drowned when the river level rises again.
Scientific name: Podocnemis expansa
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The following habitats are found across the Giant river turtle distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 1996
Classified by: IUCN 2.3