UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A turtle known for its punk appearance is now listed as endangered.
The Mary River turtle, found in the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, is also known for two horns on its chin and being able to breathe through its genitals.
Because of this, the turtle is able to be underwater for three days, which leads to algae growing on their heads shaped like a mohawk because of the time spent swimming.
The Zoological Society London listed the turtle as the 29th of the most vulnerable reptile species.
It compiles the Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered list in order to prioritize conservation for particular species.
Each one is given a score of its extinction risk.
The Mary River turtle has a score of almost six, with the highest listed as a 7.36.
Currently, the Madagascar big-headed turtle is listed as the most critically endangered.