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Turtles (Testudines)

   Genera


Caretta
Loggerhead Sea Turtle


Chelonia
Green Sea Turtle


Eretmochelys
Hawksbill Sea Turtle


Lepidochelys
Ridley Sea Turtles


Natator
Flatback Sea Turtle




Biodiversity of the family Cheloniidae Bibliography of the family Cheloniidae

Cheloniidae
Hard-shelled Sea Turtles
Meeresschildkröten     Egentlige Havskildpadder




Contents:
  6 species of which none are endemic - 5 genera of which none are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Distributional records include both nesting and non-breeding, migrating animals, as well as waifs, i.e. specimens carried by sea currents beyond their natural range.

Distribution:  Tropical, subtropical, and temperate parts of all seas. Breeding grounds restricted to tropical and subtropical coasts.

Reported from:
Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Ascension, Australia, Aves, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bonaire, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chagos Archipelago, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Clipperton, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoro Islands, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Easter Island, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos Islands), Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Europa Island, Fiji, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Glorioso Islands, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Howland & Baker, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Irish Republic, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jarvis, Johnston, Jordan, Juan de Nova, Kenya, Kermadec Islands, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Navassa, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palmyra, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Eustatius, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tromelin, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wake, Wallis & Futuna, Western Sahara, Western Samoa, Yemen.