Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) - Leatherback Sea Turtle

Subspecies in India

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

 

Taxonomic Information

 

Conservation and Special status

 

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Dermochelys coriacea - Leatherback Sea Turtle


Type Locality: Mediterranean and Adriatic seas
Rare, known to be distributed in Indian Ocean coasts (Wallace et al., 2013). 

Conservation Status:


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


The species is marine system-based species, Various threats such as fisheries bycatch, consumption or commercial trading, human-induced developmental activities, water pollution and climate change (Wallace et al., 2013). 

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
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Other Notes

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) – Leatherback 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/dermochelys-coriacea, accessed 2024/03/01.