Scientific name : Chelonia mydas
Family : Cheloniidae
Size : Up to 140 cm
Distribution : Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Mediterranean sea
Morphology : It’s a reptile, so it has lungs, and it has to come to the surface to breathe. It can hold its breath for a few minutes while swimming actively to several hours at rest.
Biology : The green sea turtle’s diet varies with age : baby turtles are carnivorous, then once they are adults, turtles become herbivorous.
Protection status : Cites annex 1, regulation EC 338/97 : Annex A, Bonn Convention Annex 1, Bern Convention : Annex 2.
IUCN red list : Endangered