AnAge entry for Chelonia mydas

Classification (HAGRID: 04138)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Cheloniidae
                    Genus: Chelonia
Species
Chelonia mydas
Common name
Green sea turtle
Synonyms
Chelonia mydas mydas, Chelonia agassizii, Testudo mydas, Chelonia mydas agassizii, Chelonia agassizi

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Some anecdotal evidence suggests these animals may live beyond a century but their record longevity is largely unknown. The age at sexual maturity is also a subject of debate and could be over 20 years [0468].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,650 days
Male sexual maturity
3,650 days
Incubation
59 days
Clutch size
150 (oviparous)
Adult weight
160,000 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173833
Animal Diversity Web
ADW account
Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8469
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Ageing Literature
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