Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

  • Spanish
    • Tortuga prieta
  • Portuguese
    • Tartaruga-verde
  • Scientific Names
    • Chelonia mydas
    • Caretta cepedii
    • Chelone mydas
    • Chelonia albiventer
    • Chelonia lachrymata
    • Chelonia midas
    • Chelonia mydas carrinegra
    • Euchelus macropus
    • Mydas viridis
    • Natator tessellatus
    • Testudo cepediana
    • Testudo macropus
    • Testudo marina vulgaris
    • Testudo mydas
  • German
    • Suppenschildkrote
    • Suppenschildkröte
  • English
    • Green Sea Turtle
    • Green Turtle
  • French
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
    • Tortue Verte
    • Tortue Comestible
    • Tortue Franche
  • Seri
    • moosni

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Recent observations

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What

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Chelonia mydas

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 25, 2014 03:50 PM EST

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Description

Saw and tagged dozens on QNPWS field work, Clack Reef lagoon.

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What

Tortuga prieta Chelonia mydas

Observer

fernanda27quini

Date

June 12, 2014

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Description

Tortuga Prieta.
la foto fue tomada en Canún, QuintanaRoo. en vacaciones del 2014. Aproximadamente a las 4 am. en la playa.
Era aproximadamente de 1m.
Era de color verde obscuro con manchas de color cafe, caparazon duro y muy fuerte.
Estaba enterrando sus huevos en la playa cuando la encontramos y los cuidadores de la zona los pusieron en cautiberio pues las personas visitantes llegan a llevarselos cosa que va contra su libertad.

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Pa180025

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

October 18, 2014 03:05 AM HST

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What

Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

July 15, 2007

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Description

I observed juvenile Green Sea Turtles, Chelonia mydas, as part of a breeding program at Xcaret, Mexico.

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

mikaelb

Date

October 11, 2014 11:02 AM CDT

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Description

What should we do with this observation? Mark as captive? This was a release event for about 12 Green Turtles that had been rehabilitated by the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), a non-profit organization in Port Aransas.

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Observer

alanah

Date

July 31, 2013

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Description

Green sea turtle

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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alanah

Date

July 30, 2013

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Pa120007

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

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davidr

Date

October 12, 2014 08:34 AM HST

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

kylejones

Date

October 7, 2014 12:01 PM EDT

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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

November 25, 2012

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Description

Found dead on the beach. Probably died in a fishing net.

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

September 28, 2014 09:16 AM HST

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Pict0221

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 11, 2014

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Description from Wikipedia

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. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)
    Vulnerable. Distributed worldwide in warm oceans; exploited heavily for meat and eggs and as a component of other products; nesting and feeding habitats are being destroyed or degraded by pollution and development; large decline over the long term, more recently possibly stable or increasing in some areas.
    endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
No range data available.