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Species profile—Chelonia mydas (green turtle)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Cheloniidae (sea turtles) → Chelonia mydas (green turtle)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Cheloniidae (sea turtles)
Scientific name
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common name
green turtle
Type reference
Linnaeus C. (1758). Systema Naturae. Classis III. amphibia. Holmiae : Laurentii Salvii 824 pp.
WildNet taxon ID
37
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
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=37

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
23 October 2019
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