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Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Chelonioidea > Dermochelyidae > Dermochelys

Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) – Leatherback Sea Turtle

Taxonomic Notes:

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


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Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

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). 
References:

Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Chelonioidea > Dermochelyidae > Dermochelys


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Jangid, A.K. and A. Kamdar. 2021. Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) – Leatherback 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/61/Dermochelys-coriacea
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