AnAge entry for Caretta caretta

Classification (HAGRID: 04137)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Cheloniidae
                    Genus: Caretta
Species
Caretta caretta
Common name
Loggerhead sea turtle
Synonyms
Caretta caretta caretta, Testudo caretta

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
37 years
Source
Multiple references, please see bibliography below
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Some estimates suggest that these animals may live up to 62 years in the wild. Sexual maturity in the wild may also occur at later ages (19-24 years) than in captivity [0528].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,650 days
Male sexual maturity
3,650 days
Incubation
60 days
Clutch size
115 (oviparous)
Adult weight
156,500 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173830
Animal Diversity Web
ADW account
Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8467
Entrez
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Ageing Literature
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