AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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The Green Turtle is found worldwide
Photo take from the Coffs Harbour jetty NSW
Chelonia mydas japonica
The Distribution map below shows where the Indo-Pacific Subspecies has been found most commonly around Australia
Note that Green turtles often travel very widely outside the areas marked on the map above.
This turtle is emptying its lungs as it surfaces, it then took several large gulps of air before diving again. (Coffs Harbour NSW)
Notice the barnacles on the shell of this Green Turtle at Coffs Harbour NSW
The Indo-Pacific subspecies Chelonia mydas japonica is found in the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans (i.e. the Australian
subspecies) - it lays about 100 eggs
The Pacific Black Turtle is not found in Australian waters however it is believed by some to be a subspecies of the Green Turtle.
February 6, 2018 b