Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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All Names

  • German
    • Suppenschildkröte
  • 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
  • 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

Photos / Sounds

Pb220454

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

November 22, 2014 01:10 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ivancumpian

Date

September 6, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Tortuga verde anidando en la costa de Tamaulipas.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

October 19, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Varios caparazones de tortuga verde en la tabanca de Anipoco

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

October 18, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Caparazón de un ejemplar adulto observado en la tabanca de la Isla de Carache

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

October 18, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Rastro en la playa y ubicación de nido de tortuga verde

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

October 16, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Green Sea turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

jhaddox1

Date

August 12, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

It was a baby that the Sea Turtle Rescue Center had saved.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Green turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 1, 1987 12:00 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

October 14, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Ejemplar adulto, terminaba de realizar una puesta en una playa de Poilao

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Observer

tierraiberica

Date

October 13, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Ejemplar recién nacido caminando hacia al agua a últimas horas de la tarde

Photos / Sounds

Pa310032

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

October 31, 2014 05:33 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Pb080426

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

November 8, 2014 02:30 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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.