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

Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Testudo Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CheloniaBrongniart, 1800accepted genus name

Species group names

Testudo mydas Linnaeus, 1758 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: breshka e gjelbërt 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.
 Bulgarian: zelenа morskа kostenurkа; Зелена морска костенурка sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: groene zeeschildpad; soepschildpad
 English: green turtle sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Green Turtle sources: Charles Hussey
 French: tortue franche; tortue verte sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;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.
 German: Suppenschildkröte sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Πράσινη θαλασσοχελώνα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): צב-ים ירוק sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: tartaruga verde sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: žaliasis vėžlys sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: żółw jadalny; żółw zielony sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: orjaška črepaha sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: tortuga verde sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: yeşil deniz kaplumbağası; yesil kaplumbaga; yeşil kaplumbağa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Зелена черепаха ; Черепаха морська зелена sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: crwban môr gwyrdd

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

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). Chelonia mydas (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:137206

Prof. Alain Dubois. Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=214775

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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.

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

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