Sea Turtles of the World

   

Sea Turtles of the World

AGAMAS (DRAGONS) OF THE WORLD

 


A Listing of SEA TURTLES
Distribution Key
ORDER: Testudines (=Chelonii) (TURTLES AND TORTOISES)
SUBORDER: Cryptodira
Family: Cheloniidae (SEA TURTLES)

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Green Turtle

Note that although Sea Turtles may stray into, or spend time in cooler water, the females must return to warmer climates to lay their eggs.

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta caretta

Atlantic Ocean

Indo-Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta gigas

Indian and Pacific Ocean

Atlantic Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas mydas

Atlantic Ocean

Indo-Pacific Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas japonica
(Status uncertain)

Indian and Western Pacific Ocean

Black Sea Turtle or Galapagos Green Turtle

Chelonia agassizii (Chelonia mydas agassizii)
Status uncertain (race of Green Turtle)

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Indo-Pacific Hawksbill Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata bissa

 Indian and Pacific Oceans

Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata

 Atlantic Ocean

Kemp's Ridley Turtle

Lepidochelys kempii

North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico (North of Equator)

Pacific (or Olive) Ridley Turtle

Lepidochelys olivacea

Worldwide (except North Atlantic Ocean)

Flatback Turtle

Natator depressus (was Chelonia depressa)

Continental shelf of AUSTRALIA (NSW,NT,Qld,WA)

Leathery or Luth Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

Worldwide including AUSTRALIA (All States)

LINKS OF INTEREST

Australian Turtles and Tortoises


Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation

OTHER LINKS

Sea Turtles of the World

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

Reptiles of Australia

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