Brazilian Snake-necked turtles are one of the smallest species of freshwater turtle, with a long, snake-like neck protruding form a flat, grey or brown shell. The head and neck often show paler markings.
Freshwater rivers and streams with sandy or gravel bottoms, in areas of mountainous Atlantic forest.
Threats and Conservation
Loss of its Atlantic rainforest habitat through commercia logging and to make way for agricultural and urban expansion is the major factor driving declines. In addition, water pollution is a significant problem. Outside of protected areas, Brazilian Snake-necked turtles are extremely fragmented and vulnerable.