Common name: Turtle

Scientific name: Caretta caretta

Class: Reptilia

Order: Testudines

Family: Cheloniidae

Nutrition  Fish, algae, sponges, crustaceans, molluscs, jellyfishes.

Features: At birth it is about 5 cm long. The length of an adult specimen is 80 cm – 140 cm, with a mass varying between 100 kg and 160 kg. It has a red-brown carapace, darker in young specimens, and a yellowish, heart-shaped plate, two prefrontal plates and a very robust horny beak. The carapace is equipped with five pairs of costal shields. Characteristic is its habit of lying motionless on the surface of the sea, immersed in a deep sleep.

Curiosity: A sea turtle can live up to 50 years.

Temperate, sub-tropical and tropical seas, Mediterranean
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