New South Wales, Australia.
Closely related to C. ophthalmica and C. sulphurea. Additional described races include macrolophus (from W Papuan Is), kwalamkwalam (Huon Peninsula, in NE New Guinea) and trobriandi (islands off SE New Guinea), all now included within triton; aruensis is a junior synonym of eleonora; queenslandica (from NE Queensland) and rosinae (from Kangaroo I, South Australia) are considered inseparable from nominate. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Introduced (triton) to E Moluccas (Seram Laut), Palau Is (CW Pacific) and (possibly this subspecies) Taiwan; also (eleonora) to Kai Is and (nominate race) to SW Australia and New Zealand.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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