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Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Caretta caretta (Linnaeus 1758)

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Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle) is a species of turtles in the family sea turtles. It is listed as vulnerable by IUCN, as endangered by COSEWIC, and in CITES Appendix I. It is found in the Neotropics, the Indo-Malayan Realm, and the Palearctic. Loggerhead Sea Turtle has sexual reproduction. Reproduction is dioecious.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_I
  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/10836/legal
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Loggerhead sea turtle. View this species on GBIF