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

Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Testudo Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DermochelysBlainville, 1816accepted genus name

Species group names

Testudo coriacea Vandelli, 1761 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: breshka e detit lëkurore 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): havlærskilpadde sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Bulgarian: kozhestа kostenurkа; Кожеста костенурка sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: læderskildpadde sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: lederschildpad sources: Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium: Oostende
 English: leatherback; leatherback sea turtle; leatherback turtle; leathery turtle sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;ITIS database;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Leatherback; Leatherback turtle; Leathery Turtle sources: Charles Hussey
 French: tortue luth 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.
 German: Lederschildkröte sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Δερματοχελώνα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): צב גלדי sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: tartaruga liuto sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: kietaodis vėžlys sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: havlærskilpadde sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: havlærskilpadde
 Norwegian Nynorsk: havlêrskilpadde
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): havlêrskilpadde sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: żółw skórzasty sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: кожистая черепаха sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: usnjača sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: tortuga laud; tortuga laúd sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: havslädersköldpadda sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: deri sırtlı deniz kaplumbağası; deri sirtli kaplumbaga; deri sırtlı kaplumbağa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Черепаха шкіряста; Шкіряста черепаха sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: crwban môr cefn-lledr

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

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

Katona, S.K., V. Rough and D.J. Richardson. 1983. A field guide to the whales, porpoises and seals of the Gulf of Maine and eastern Canada, Cape Cod to Newfoundland. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 255 p.

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). Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761). 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:137209

Prof. Alain Dubois. Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=214782

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

CITES:
appendix 1 This species is listed on the CITES Appendix I which means it is threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research.
EU Habitat Directive:
annex IV EU Habitat Directive Annex IV: Species of community interest in need of strict protection.
IUCN:
Red List status CR 2000This species is critically endangered and is considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
OSPAR:
annex All This species is threatened and/or declining in the entire North-East 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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