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Green Sea Turtle

The endangered Green Sea Turtle is a large size marine turtle found throughout the world in the tropical and the subtropical waters.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Repilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Clade Americhelydia
    Family Cheloniidae
    Subfamily Cheloniinae
    Genus Chelonia
    Species C. mydas
    Scientific Name Chelonia mydas


    Other Names Green turtle, Black sea turtle, Pacific green turtle
    Weight 68–190 kg (150–419 lb)
    Length Up to 1.5 metres (5 ft)
    Coloration Either entirely brown, spotted or marbled with variegated rays of olive, green, and yellow
    Distribution Throughout the world with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but also found in the Indian Ocean
    Habitat Tropical and subtropical waters
    Diet Fish eggs, mollusks, jellyfish, small invertebrates, worms, sponges, algae, and crustaceans, algae and sea grasses
    Clutch Size 85 – 200
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on January 22nd 2017 by under Tortoises. Article was last reviewed on 2nd June 2017.

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