About green sea turtle

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia

Additional info

Depth Up to 200 meters
Length 105 cm
Max Weight 1.4 cm
Red List Endangered
Threat to Human Not Evaluated

Known names

Local names
Belize Green sea turtle
Red List Status

Analysis of historic and recent published accounts indicate extensive subpopulation declines in all major ocean basins over the last three generations as a result of overexploitation of eggs and adult females at nesting beaches, juveniles and adults in foraging areas, and, to a lesser extent, incidental mortality relating to marine fisheries and degradation of marine and nesting habitats

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