Data about <i>Chelonia mydas</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Chelonia mydas</i>
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
Geographic distribution
Additional detail Azores Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Bodo World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Funzi Island World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gazi Bay World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Kenyan Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mediterranean Sea World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Msambweni Reef World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Portuguese Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Wimereux World Register of Marine Species  
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Latitude min
Additional detail -45.2 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 58.97 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Longitude min
Additional detail -141 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 178.93 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Chelonia mydas</i>
Weight
Additional detail 160.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Chelonia mydas</i>
Habitat
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • Terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Habitat
Additional detail animal habitation
  • Animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail archipelago
  • Archipelago
    A group of geographically or geologically associated islands.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000220
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bar
  • Bar
    A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. Bars tend to be long and narrow (linear) and develop where a current (or waves) promote deposition of granular material, resulting in localized shallowing (shoaling) of the water. Bars can appear in the sea, in a lake, or in a river. They are typically composed of sand, although could be of any granular matter that the moving water has access to and is capable of shifting around (for example, soil, silt, gravel, cobble, shingle, or even boulders). The grain size of the material comprising a bar is related: to the size of the waves or the strength of the currents moving the material, but the availability of material to be worked by waves and currents is also important.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000167
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coastal water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coral reef
  • Coral reef
    Aragonite structures produced by living organisms, found in shallow, marine waters with little nutrients in the water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000150
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail delta
  • Delta
    A tract of alluvium formed at the mouth of a river where the deposition ofsome of its load exceeds its rate of removal, crossed by the divergent channels (distributaries) of the river.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000101
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fish farm
  • Fish farm
    A facility in which fish are raised commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000294
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail high tide zone
  • High tide zone
    The tide zone that is flooded during high tide only, and is a highly saline environment.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000318
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • Island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail meadow
  • Meadow
    A habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. Typically, what is called a meadow has more biodiversity than a grassland as the former contains not only grasses but a significant variety of annual, biennial and perennial plants.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000108
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mediterranean Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mediterranean sea biome
  • Mediterranean sea biome
    The mediterranean sea biome comprises mostly enclosed seas that have limited exchange of deep water with outer oceans and where the water circulation is dominated by salinity and temperature differences rather than winds.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000047
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail neritic zone
  • Neritic zone
    The water mass of an ocean directly above a continental shelf.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000206
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ocean current
  • Ocean current
    The region occupied by any more or less continuous, directed movement of ocean water that flows in one of the Earth's oceans. Ocean Currents are rivers of hot or cold water within the ocean. The currents are generated from the forces acting upon the water like the earth's rotation, the wind, the temperature and salinity differences and the gravitation of the moon. The depth contours, the shoreline and other movements influence the direction and strength of the movements of water that forms a given current.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000147
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pasture
  • Pasture
    Grassland used for grazing of ungulate livestock as part of a farm or ranch.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000266
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pelagic zone Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail reef
  • Reef
    A ridge of rocks, lying near the surface of the sea, which may be visible at low tide, but is usually covered by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000130
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sand
  • Sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sandy beach Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sea grass bed
  • Sea grass bed
    Seagrass beds are highly diverse and productive ecosystems, and can harbour hundreds of associated species from all phyla. They partly create their own habitat: the leaves slow down water-currents increasing sedimentation, and the seagrass roots and rhizomes stabilize the seabed.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000059
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shoreline
  • Shoreline
    The line of contact between a body of water and the land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000486
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wadi
  • Wadi
    A valley or ravine, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season becomes a watercourse.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000031
Environments - EOL project  
Water depth max
Additional detail 3,250 m OBIS Environmental Information  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.015 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 26.15 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature min
Additional detail 2.5 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 29.5 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.76 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 27.08 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.033 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.67 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 2.56 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 6.42 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 104.89 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 41.06 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 22.91 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 37.16 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Chelonia mydas</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 150 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 75 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 9.99 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 9.99 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
Prenatal development duration
Additional detail 59 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Chelonia mydas</i>
Iucn red list category
Additional detail endangered
  • Endangered
    A taxon is Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/endangered
IUCN  
Population trend
Additional detail Decreasing IUCN  

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