Types of Sea Turtles
Sea Turtle Species Index
Types of Sea Turtle – Species
Exist seven species of sea turtles around the World. Inhabit all of the world’s oceans except the Arctic waters.
- Flatback Sea Turtle
The look of the Flatback Sea Turtle is very interesting. It also prevents this particular species from easily getting mixed up with some of the other species out there.
- Green Sea Turtle
One of the larger species of sea turtles is the Green Sea Turtle. It can be up to 400 pounds and as long as 5 ½ feet.
- Hawksbill Sea Turtle
One of the smaller species of sea turtles is the Hawksbill Sea Turtle. The shell of this particular species of sea turtle is one that changes over time.
- Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle
The color of this species of sea turtle is gray when they are young and green as they mature.
- Leatherback Sea Turtle
The largest of all 7 species of sea turtles is the Leatherback Sea Turtle. They are also categorized as the #4 largest of all reptiles on Earth.
- Loggerhead Sea Turtle
One of the characteristics that identify it from other types of sea turtles is the very large head. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is very interesting, and they can grow to a size of about 3 feet.
- Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
One of the species of sea turtle that people often know about is the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle.