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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Individuals live up to eighty years in the wild. Females make the best of a bad job”. When they are resting they can stay underwater for over 2 hours without coming up for air. Annotated Checklist agaswizii Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran.

Green sea turtle

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Municipality of Compostela. Archived from the original on February 24, Inthe Australian population joined the rest.

Many green sea turtles have been observed in returning to the same sleeping location night after night. Herpetological Review 47 1: Since green sea turtles migrate long distances during breeding seasons, they have special adaptive systems in order to navigate.

Les reptiles du Gabon. Specifically, tiger sharks Galeocerdo cuvier hunt adults in Hawaiian waters.

Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 1: One of the many conservation efforts being implemented chelomia increase populations now is the use of hatcheries for protected egg incubation, [7] the goal of which is to create a protected environment for the hatchlings where they can incubate and emerge from the agaszizii without threat of predators and then be released out to sea safely. In the United States Pacific coast, they have been found from southern California north to the southernmost tip of Alaska.


Chelonia mydas Linnaeus[originally Testudo ]. British Herpetological Society Bulletin Current Studies in Herpetology 18 1: Turtles of the World.

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Green sea turtles play an essential role within the ecosystem in which they live. LysonRachel C. Archived from the original PDF on December 17, An Example of Best Practices. Retrieved February 23, Specific Mexican subpopulations are listed as endangered. Chelonia mydas green sea turtle predation. Chelonua green sea turtle swimming above a Hawaiian coral reef.

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

Unlike the closely related hawksbill turtlethe green turtle’s snout is very short and its beak is unhooked. Amphibians and reptiles of Georgia. Struik Publishers, S. Students of Hawaii Preparatory Academy on the Big Island have tagged thousands of specimens since the early s.

University of Georgia Press, pp. Females usually mate every two to four years. Much of the debate that has surrounded agasdizii recently is over the binomial classification of the species.

English translation by P. Chelonnia has information related to Chelonia mydas. ParhamTyler R. Although the species is most abundant in tropical climates, individuals have been spotted as far north as Canada in the western Atlantic, and the British Isles in the east. Meylan, and Jennifer A.


A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Archived from the original on August 22, The main mortality factor for these turtles is the shrimp trawlers in Mexico, in which many of these turtles go undocumented. This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat Survival probability estimates for large juvenile and adult Green Turtles Chelonia mydas exposed to an artisanal marine turtle fishery in the Western Caribbean.

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DeBoerDylan J. Positive Response to Four Decades of Protection — Turtles spend most of their first five years in convergence zones within the bare open ocean that surround them. An uncensored history of a conservation icon. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14 1: Turtles were harvested in the remotest parts of the Indonesian archipelago. Turtles of the World.

The name mydas is formed from the Greek word mydos dampness and refers to the aquatic habitat of this species.

Galápagos green turtle

They lay eggs on beaches. Species of the subfamily Carettinae. Intentional threats include continued huntingpoaching and egg harvesting.