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Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Chelonioidea > Cheloniidae > Cheloniinae > Chelonia

Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) – Green sea turtle

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).
References:

Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Chelonioidea > Cheloniidae > Cheloniinae > Chelonia


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Jangid, A.K. and A. Kamdar. 2021. Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) – Green sea turtle. Kamdar, A., A, Jangid, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.26. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianreptiles.org/sp/54/Chelonia-mydas
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