Caretta caretta


Nests mainly in subtropical zones. Feeds mostly on crustaceans and mollusks. Can weight up to 180 kg. in the western Atlantic.

Conservation status: Endangered

Identification Key loggerhead sea turtle
Loggerhead Head notesPhoto Credit: US National Park Service Loggerhead Shell NotesPhoto Credit: OCEANA/Carlos Minguell
Note how the Loggerhead has more than one pair of prefrontal scutes in front of the frontal scute. Here you can clearly see an example of the five lateral scutes.
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