Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Reptilia > Order Testudines > Suborder Cryptodira > Family Cheloniidae > Genus Caretta

Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Testudo Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CarettaRafinesque, 1814accepted genus name

Species group names

Testudo caretta Linnaeus, 1758 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: breshka e detit sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Bokmål (Norwegian): glattkarett sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Bulgarian: kаretа; Карета sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: uægte karette sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: dikkopschildpad; onechte karetschildpad sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: logerhead sea turtle; loggerhead; loggerhead sea turtle; loggerhead turtle sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Loggerhead; Loggerhead Turtle sources: Charles Hussey
 French: caouanne; tortue Caouanne sources: Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 German: unechte Karettschildkröte sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Καρέττα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): צב-ים חום sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: tartaruga caretta; tartaruga comune; tartaruga marina sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: kareta sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: glattkarett sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: glattkarett
 Norwegian Nynorsk: glattkarett
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): glattkarett sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: karetta sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: glavata kareta sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: tortuga boba sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: deniz kaplumbagasi; deniz kaplumbağası; iribasli deniz kamlumbagasi; iribaşlı deniz kaplumbağası; İribaşlı deniz kaplumbağası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Turkish PESI focal point
 Ukrainian: Довгоголова морська черепаха; морська черепаха логгерхед sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: crwban môr pendew

Literature

basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376

additional source

Pollock, L.W. 1998 A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Zug, G. R. 2009. Reptiles (Vertebrata: Reptilia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1317–1320 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Hitchmough, R. (2009). Reptilia (Chordata). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

additional source

O'Boyle, R. 2001. Meeting on turtle by-catch in Canadian Atlantic fisheries, Hayes Boardroom, BIO, 20 March 2001. Canadian Stock Assessment Secretariat 2001/17. 31 p.

additional source

ITIS database

Genbank

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF

Citation

Uetz, P. (2012). Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137205

Prof. Alain Dubois. Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=214780

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

EU Habitat Directive:
annex II EU Habitat Directive Annex II: Species of community interest whose conservation requires the designation of special areas of conservation.
annex IV EU Habitat Directive Annex IV: Species of community interest in need of strict protection.
IUCN:
Red List status EN 1996This species is endangered and is considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
OSPAR:
annex IV, V This species is threatened and/or declining in the Bay of Biscay and the Wider Atlantic according to the OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic.

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2009-06-30 by Prof. Alain Dubois & by Peter Uetz

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