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
What type of species is Caretta caretta? Below, you will find the taxonomic groups the Caretta caretta species belongs to.
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.
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.
|Malaysia||Mabul Island||House Reef|
|Indonesia||Manado||Fukui ( Stingray Point)|
|Philippines||Anilao and Batangas||Twin Rocks|
|Philippines||Anilao and Batangas||Mainit|
|Philippines||Moalboal||Badian Island West|
|Australia||Brisbane||Manta Ray Bommie|
|Portugal||São Miguel Island||Vila Franca islet|
|New Caledonia||Noumea||Passe de Dumbea|
|New Caledonia||Noumea||Passe de Boulari|
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.