Species Details

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Green Sea Turtle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chelonia mydas
Family : Cheloniidae
Order : Testudines
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Green Turtle,Black (sea) Turtle, Pacific Green Turtle
Habitat : Coastal water.
Description : The Green Sea Turtle is a large turtle and can grow up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length and weigh up to 317 kg (700 lbs).
The Green Sea Turtle has a hard, bony shell that is usually brown or olive in color. The shell is made up of bony plates that are covered with horny scales called scutes.

The Green Sea Turtle has a small head with a hooked beak that is used to grasp and tear its food.

The Green Sea Turtle is found in warm ocean waters around the world, including the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. It spends most of its life in the water but comes ashore to lay its eggs on sandy beaches.

The Green Sea Turtle is a strong swimmer and can dive to depths of up to 1,500 feet (457 meters). It is a herbivore and feeds primarily on seagrasses and algae.

The Green Sea Turtle is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Its population has declined due to habitat loss, hunting, and accidental capture in fishing nets. Conservation efforts include protecting nesting beaches, reducing pollution, and reducing accidental capture in fishing gear.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Durjoy Raha Antu,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka; information source:Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 25. Amphibians and Reptiles. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka; photo credit:Charlie Shuetrim(www.inaturalist.org/people/Charlie Shuetrim), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.