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species

Loggerhead Turtle
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Testudines »  family Cheloniidae - sea turtles »  genus Caretta

Scientific synonyms

Testudo caretta Linnaeus, 1758
Caretta atra Merrem, 1820
Chelonia cahuano Tamayo, 1962
Testudo caouana Lacépède, 1788
Thalassochelys caouana Agassiz, 1857
Caretta careta Tamayo, 1962
Chelonia cavanna Oken, 1816
Testudo cephalo Schneider, 1783
Testudo corianna Gray, 1831
Thalassochelys corticata Girard, 1858

Other names

= Loggerhead
= Loggerhead sea turtle

Vulnerable

Images

Caretta caretta caretta - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta caretta - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Václav John

Caretta caretta caretta - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta caretta - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Caretta caretta gigas - Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta gigas - Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Petr Baum

Caretta caretta gigas - Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta gigas - Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Martin Domek

Caretta caretta caretta - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta caretta - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Zdeněk Mačát

Caretta caretta - Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Jirka Schmidt

Caretta caretta - Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Jirka Schmidt

juvenile animal

Caretta caretta gigas - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta gigas - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Stepanka Nemcova

Caretta caretta gigas - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta gigas - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Zita Bukovská

skull

Caretta caretta - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Pavel Zuber

Caretta caretta - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Pavel Zuber

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Caretta caretta caretta Linnaeus, 1758 - Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

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subspecies Caretta caretta gigas Deraniyagala, 1933 - Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta gigas - 0000000001 1


Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [214780]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [3897]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [910b27e8-19c3-4194-b55a-fd95a80ccdf9]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 29 January 2015
CZ Moravec J. (2008): České názvy živočichů VII. Plazi (Reptilia) 1. Želvy (Testudines), krokodýli (Crocodylia), haterie (Rhynchocephalia)., Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 39 pp. [as Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN HR Check lists of Croatian Reptiles [as Caretta caretta (Linnaeus 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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