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Species profile—Dermochelys coriacea (leatherback turtle)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Dermochelyidae (leathery turtles) → Dermochelys coriacea (leatherback turtle)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Dermochelyidae (leathery turtles)
Scientific name
Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)
Common name
leatherback turtle
Type reference
Vandelli, D. (1761). Epistola de Holothuria et Testudine coriacea ad Celeberrinum Carolum Linnaeum. Padua : Conzetti 12 pp.
WildNet taxon ID
31
Alternate name(s)
luth turtle
luth
trunkback turtle
leathery turtle
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Endangered
Back on Track (BoT) status
Critical
Conservation significant
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine & Terrestrial

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=31

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
7 September 2021
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