Not much is known about the lifespan of Caretta caretta. Is is estimated that they live 30 to 62 years in the wild, but data is insufficient for lifespan in captivity as well as longest known lifespans in the wild and in captivity. In Australia is has been predicted that the annual survival rate is 92% for immature individuals and 88% for adults.
Status: captivity: 33 (high) years.
Status: wild: 30 to 62 years.
Status: captivity: 33.0 years.
- Dodd, C. 1988. Synopsis of the biological data on the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta (Linnaeus 1758).. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biol. Report, 8 (14): 1-110.
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