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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.

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta

Worldwide

Flatback Turtle

Natator depressus (was Chelonia depressa)

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

Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Worldwide

Black Turtle

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

(Pacific Coast of America)

Indo-Pacific Hawksbill Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata bissa

 Indian and Pacific Oceans

Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata

 Atlantic Ocean

Kemps 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)

Leathery or Luth Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

Worldwide including AUSTRALIA (All States)



 

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