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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.
Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
Caretta caretta Loggerhead Turtle Worldwide
Chelonia depressaFlatback Turtle Continental shelf of AUSTRALIA (NSW,NT,Qld,WA)
Chelonia mydas Green Turtle

Worldwide

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

(Pacific Coast of America)

Eretmochelys imbricata bissaHawksbill Turtle Worldwide
Lepidochelys kempii Kemps Ridley Turtle North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico (North of Equator)
Lepidochelys olivacea Pacific (or Olive) Ridley Turtle

Worldwide (except North Atlantic Ocean)

Dermochelys coriaceaLeathery or Luth Turtle Worldwide including AUSTRALIA (All States)



 

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