Green Turtle


Common Name:
Green Turtle
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Tetrapoda
Species:
Chelonia mydas
Average Size:
1 metre
Description:

Green Turtles are found in seas around the world, but only in tropical and sub-tropical waters because as reptiles they need an environment that's not extreme in temperature. As adults they are herbivorous, eating sea grass and algae. But juveniles also eat jellyfish, sponges and even crabs. Their common name actually comes from the colour of their skin, not their shells. Their shell colour is dictated by their environment and diet.

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