Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) - Green sea turtle

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

Taxonomic Information

 

Conservation and Special status

 

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Chelonia mydas - Green sea turtle


Type Locality: The Pelagie Island and Ascencion Island
Common, known to be distributed in Indian ocean, Lakshadweep and Andaman – Nicobar Islands (Seminoff, 2004).

Conservation Status:

 

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


The species inhabits various habitats in its lifespan, such as oceanic zone, and coastal neritic areas (Seminoff, 2004). The species is facing threat of population decline due to nesting habitat degradation, bycatching, light pollution on beaches, developmental activities, and harvesting algae resources (Seminoff, 2004).

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep31
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total31

Other Notes

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) – Green sea turtle. In Kamdar, A. and K. Kunte. (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. v.1.26. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.indianreptiles.org/chelonia-mydas, accessed 2024/02/27.