dcsimg

Morphology

    Morphology
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    Other Physical Features: ectothermic ; bilateral symmetry

Diagnostic Description

    Description
    provided by World Register of Marine Species
    Horny skin smooth, scuteless; carapace black with seven narrow longitudinal ridges, white dotted plastron with five longitudinal ridges; upper jaw with a well-defined cusp on each side, giving the horny beak a W-shaped appearance when viewed from the front; large flippers without claws, the anterior pair much bigger, the posterior broadly connected with the tail by a web in adults <134>.

Reproduction

    Reproduction
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    Key Reproductive Features: gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate)