Reptile Species

African Sideneck Turtle

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Species Name

  • African Sideneck Turtle

Latin Name

  • Pelusios subniger

Family

  • Pelomedusidae

Origin

  • Africa

Care

  • easy

Environment

  • aquatic

Temperature

  • 78-82 F

Minimum House Size

  • 10 gal

Lighting

  • high

Maximum Size in Captivity

  • 8"

Housing Type

  • Aquarium

Species Origin

  • wild

Compatibility

  • species community

Diet

  • omnivore

Temperament

  • child safe

Reproduction Type

  • egg layer

Reproduction Difficulty

  • intermediate

Size-Medium

  • 5-8"