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Caretta caretta
(loggerhead sea turtle)

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Caretta caretta (loggerhead sea turtle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 30 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Caretta caretta
  • Preferred Common Name
  • loggerhead sea turtle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Reptilia
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Caretta caretta Linnaeus, 1758

Preferred Common Name

  • loggerhead sea turtle

Other Scientific Names

  • Caouana elongata Gray, 1844
  • Caretta atra Merrem, 1820
  • Caretta caretta caretta Linnaeus, 1758
  • Caretta gigas Deraniyagala, 1933
  • Caretta nasuta Rafinesque, 1814
  • Chelonia pelasgorum Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833
  • Testudo caouana Bonnaterre, 1789
  • Testudo caouana Lacépède, 1788
  • Testudo caretta Linnaeus, 1758
  • Testudo cephalo Schneider, 1783
  • Testudo lauanna Meyer, 1790
  • Testudo marina Garsault, 1764
  • Testudo nasicornis Lacépède, 1788
  • Thalassochelys corticata Girard, 1858

International Common Names

  • English: loggerhead
  • Spanish: tortuga-marina caguama

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Reptilia
  •                     Order: Testudines
  •                         Family: Cheloniidae
  •                             Genus: Caretta
  •                                 Species: Caretta caretta

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

USAPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001

Europe

GreecePresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
ItalyPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001

References

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IUCN, 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org

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