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Chelonia mydas agassizi BOCOURT Chelonia mydas japonica ( THUNBERG ). Common Names, E: Green Turtle; agassizii: Black Sea Turtle. Reference for: Chelonia agassizii. Other Source(s). Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined). Taxonomic citation. Uetz, P. (ed.) (). The Reptile Database. Chelonia agassizii Bocourt, Accessed through: World Register of Marine.

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Belser Verlag, Stuttgart pp. On land, however, the sea turtles are nearsighted because the lenses in the eyes are spherical and adjusted to refraction underwater. Newly emerged hatchlings are carnivorouspelagic organisms, part of the open ocean mini nekton. Download your free Galapagos packing list. The green sea turtle called Honu has always held a special meaning for Hawaiians and agaswizii petroglyph shows its importance dating to possibly when the islands first became populated.

The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: December is breeding season near the Bolong beach. The subpopulation’s southern range is known until past the southern tip of Africa in the east and Argentina in the western Atlantic.


Mating behaviour is similar to other marine turtles. Habitat loss usually occurs due to human development of nesting areas.

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Underneath, the turtle’s plastron is hued yellow. A contribution to the reptiles of the Kunene River Mouth area. The Tortuguero National Park was formally established inin chelonix, to protect that region’s nesting grounds. Archived from the original PDF on September 11, Zoology in the Middle East 3: Chelonian Conservation and Biology 15 1: Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator.

Seminoff and Gustavo Hernandez-Carmona. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Hutchinson Island in particular is a major nesting area in Florida waters.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Chelonia agassizii Bocourt,

Green sea turtle near Marsa AlamEgypt. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat The IUCN Standards and Petitions Subcommittee ruled that visual counts of nesting females could not be considered “direct observation” and thus downgraded the species’ status to EN A1bd—retaining the turtle’s endangered status. Asian Herpetological Research 3 1: IRD Orstom, pp. Green sea turtles move across three habitat types, depending on their life stage.


Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Many che,onia believe that sea turtle use a process called imprinting, which is a special type of learning that occurs when turtles first hatch that allows them to recognize their native beach.

Dutton, and George H. Staff people place some of the eggs laid each night in a hatchery to protect them from predators.

Green sea turtle

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Municipality of Compostela. Atlas of amphibians and reptiles in Virginia.

Perikanan penyu dan cara pengelolaan di Indonesia. In Baliturtle meat was a prominent feature at ceremonial and religious feasts.

Specifically, tiger sharks Galeocerdo cuvier hunt adults in Hawaiian waters. Oxford University Press, NY, pp. Check date values in: Archived from the original on May 7, ParhamTyler R. Chelonia agasizii agassiziip. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature.