Caretta caretta, logerhead sea turtle, loggerhead, loggerhead sea turtle, photos, facts and physical characteristics


Caretta caretta, logerhead sea turtle, loggerhead, loggerhead sea turtle, photos, facts and physical characteristics

Caretta caretta

Caretta caretta Description

Carapace in dorsal view is heart-shaped. Head large, broad and sub-triangular, 2 pairs of prefrontal scales. Horny beak very strong. 5 pairs of laterals. Fore flippers relatively short and thick, each with 2 visible claws on anterior margin. Rear flippers

Caretta caretta Common Names

  • logerhead sea turtle, loggerhead, loggerhead sea turtle

Caretta caretta Taxonomic Structure

What type of species is Caretta caretta? Below, you will find the taxonomic groups the Caretta caretta species belongs to.

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Caretta caretta, marine species closely related

Caretta caretta, distinctive physical characteristics

How to identify Caretta caretta marine species? Below, you will find the list of main identification criteria and physical characteristics of marine species Caretta caretta. For each identification criteria, the corresponding physical characteristics of marine species Caretta caretta are marked in green.

Caretta caretta, geographic distribution

Where is Caretta caretta found in the world? Below, you will find the list and a world map of the geographic distribution where the marine species Caretta caretta can be found.

Caretta caretta, underwater photographers

Which photographers have photos of Caretta caretta species? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos of the marine species Caretta caretta.