Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Chelonia
Family: Cheloniidae (Reptilia)
Taxon : Reptile
Group : Animal

SPECIES
mydas
NOTES

A turtle with a smooth shell 98-120 cm long, weighing 200 kg.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Red Data Listed: Vulnerable
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Greenish-brown to black
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Green turtle
Turtle
Red data listed
Habitat
NOTES: Often only the head is visible as it comes up for air
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Testudo mydas



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