Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Green Turtle

Green Turtle (Chelonia-mydas) resting under a rock.
A Green Turtle rests under a rock (Chelonia-mydas)
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Green Turtle (Chelonia-mydas) swimming near the surface.
Green Turtle (Chelonia-mydas) at Thailand's Similan Islands
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Green Sea Turtle
Green Turtle
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas
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.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Tetrapoda
Subclass: Reptilia: Reptiles
Order: Testudines (Turtles)
Family: Cheloniidae (Modern sea turtles)
Genus: Chelonia (Chelonia)
Species: Chelonia mydas
Size
Average Size: 1 metre

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