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COMMON NAME: Leatherback Turtle

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dermochelys coriacea


FAMILY: Cheloniidae


LENGTH: 220cm

  • Listed as Vulnerable (IUCN)

  • Long and pointed carapace with long ridges

  • Soft and leathery in texture

  • Largest of marine turtles

  • Uniform black brown in color with white flecks

  • Very rarely encountered in the Arabian Peninsula

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