AnAge entry for Dermochelys coriacea

Classification (HAGRID: 04144)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Dermochelyidae
                    Genus: Dermochelys
Species
Dermochelys coriacea
Common name
Leatherback turtle
Synonyms
Dermochelys coriacea coriacea, Testudo coriacea, Dermochelys coriacea schlegelii, Sphargis coriacea schlegelii

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
30 years
Source
ref. 33
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

The leatherback sea turtle is intriguing amongst reptiles because it features a sort of endothermy. Even so, it lives at least 30 years with anecdotal evidence suggesting a maximum longevity of 70-80 years [0033].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
60 days
Clutch size
105 (oviparous)
Adult weight
420,000 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173843
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 27794
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