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LOGGERHEAD TURTLE
(Caretta caretta)

This species has a "worldwide" distribution

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta caretta

Atlantic Ocean

Indo-Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta gigas

Indian and Pacific Ocean

Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta
Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta gigas) at Sea World, Australia

Map shows approximate distribution of main populations of hte Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta gigas) only around Australia map
Map shows approximate distribution of main populations of the Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta gigas) only around Australia

Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta
Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta gigas) at Sea World, Australia

Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta
Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta gigas) at Sea World, Australia

Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta
 Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta)


baby LOGGERHEAD TURTLE Chelonia caretta THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
A juvenile Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta gigas)

Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta
Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) showing head scalation

HYBRIDS

Note that hybrids can occur in the wild between Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta)and Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) as well as Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) , Pacific Ridley Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) and Kemp's Ridley Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii)

LINKS OF INTEREST

Hawksbill x Loggerhead sea turtle hybrids at Bahia,
Brazil: where do their offspring go?

US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

Information about Australian Turtles and Tortoises


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