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Non-fish Identification: Find Species

Family: Cheloniidae (See list of species below)

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6 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Caretta caretta
[loggerhead turtle]


Chelonia mydas
[green sea turtle]


Eretmochelys imbricata
[hawksbill turtle]


Lepidochelys kempii
[Kemp's ridley turtle]


Lepidochelys olivacea
[Olive ridley turtle]


Natator depressa
[flatback turtle]
6 Species of Family Cheloniidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Caretta caretta loggerhead turtle Circumglobal. 125 CL
Chelonia mydas green sea turtle Circumglobal. 105 CL
Eretmochelys imbricata hawksbill turtle Indo-Pacific and the Atla 90 CL
Lepidochelys kempii Kemp's ridley turtle Atlantic Ocean and the Me 74.8 CL
Lepidochelys olivacea Olive ridley turtle Indo-Pacific and the Atla 76 CL
Natator depressa flatback turtle Indo-West Pacific 96 CL



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