Taxon profile


Green Turtle
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Caretta cepedii Merrem, 1820
Caretta esculenta Merrem, 1820
Caretta thunbergii Merrem, 1820
Chelone viridis (Schneider, 1883)
Chelonia albiventer Nardo, 1864
Chelonia bicarinata Lesson, 1834
Chelonia formosa Girard, 1858
Chelonia lachrymata Cuvier, 1829
Chelonia lata Philippi, 1887
Chelonia maculosa Cuvier, 1829

Other names

= Common Green Sea Turtle
= Green Sea Turtle
= Pacific green turtle



juvenile animal

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Chelonia mydas agassizii Boucort, 1868 - Pacific Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas agassizii - Pacific Green Turtle

subspecies Chelonia mydas japonica (Thunberg, 1787)

Chelonia mydas japonica

subspecies Chelonia mydas mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) - Atlantic Green Turtle

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [2d605472-979b-49b4-aed3-03a384e9f706]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 29 January 2015
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [214775]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [4615]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
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 Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN HR Check lists of Croatian Reptiles [] [as Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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