Green marine turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Zoological classification:
realm: animals
phylum: Chordaanimals (Chordata)
subphylum: vertebrate (Vertebrata)
class: reptiles (Reptilia))
order: turtles (Testudines)
family: marine turtles (Cheloniidae)

Habitat: reafs in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea

Lenght: 4.5' (1.4m)

Weight: 992lb (450kg)

food: seaweeds, marine algae

group size: single animals except mating

new generation: 20 to 200 eggs

dipping duration: good divers

other characteristics: The green marine turtle is the second largest marine turtle of the world. Even though it is near extinction it is still eaten in some countries. The young animals feed on cancers, the adults live vegetarian.

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