A large marine turtle; the largest Egyptian specimen has a carapace length of 1,240 mm. Carapace depressed, slightly elongate, smooth; scutes juxtaposed; posterior edge with moderate indentations; 5 coastal scutes; first marginal scute not in contact with first vertebral scute. Head large, with 2 pairs of prefrontals. There are 2 claws on each limb. Males smaller, with longer tails and larger claws. Color of carapace and dorsal sides of limbs and head reddish brown, some scales may be narrowly edged yellowish. All ventral sided yellowish white.
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