Globally vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)

Classification
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  • 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
  • Portuguese
    • Tartaruga-verde
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga prieta
  • German
    • Suppenschildkröte

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Recent observations

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

ctnash

Date

July 4, 2009 10:43 AM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Aboriginal harvested green turtle eggs, boiled dry, for human consumption.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Chelonia mydas agassizi (Chelonia mydas agassizi) Chelonia mydas ssp. agassizi

Observer

profaunabaja

Date

December 9, 2014 09:10 PM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Pc140426

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

December 14, 2014 12:35 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 14, 2014 03:37 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Pb020264

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

November 2, 2014 04:42 AM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Pc070004

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

December 7, 2014 12:34 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Pc070001

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

December 7, 2014 12:26 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

ctnash

Date

January 10, 1987 09:50 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Hatchling.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

P1010438

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

December 6, 2014 06:08 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

P1010429

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

davidr

Date

December 6, 2014 03:59 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

annikaml

Date

September 6, 2012 10:19 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

tailsx

Date

May 1, 2014

Place

Hawaii (Google, OSM)

Description

Found swimming in Hawaii by Neil Ever Osborne

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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.