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Flatback Sea Turtle

The flatback sea turtle, an omnivore by nature is found in the Australia.  The species is known for its swift and strong swimming capacity.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Cheloniidae
    Subfamily Cheloniinae
    Genus Natator
    Scientific Name Natator depressus


    Other Names Australian flatback sea turtle
    Size 29.9-37.7 in (76-96 cm)
    Weight 154.3-198.4 lb (70-90 kg)
    Color Gray-green to olive green
    Distribution Eastern Queensland, Gulf of Carpentaria, Papua New Guinea
    Habitat Subtropical and tropical shallow waters
    Diet Mollusks, shrimps, corals, and jellyfish
    Predators Pigs, feral dogs, and foxes
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size 50 eggs
    Incubation Period 55 days
    Reproductive Age 7-50 years
    Average Lifespan 30-50 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not listed

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    Published on February 3rd 2019 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 30th January 2019.

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