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Sea turtles

Etymology: 'Chelonia-family', after a genus of sea turtle.
Notes: A family which includes all but one of the large sea turtles.
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 5 out of 5 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) at 70 cm
Longest Australian species: green turtle (Chelonia mydas) at up to 150 cm
Number of Australian genera: 5
Number of Australian species: 5
Genus name Australian species
Caretta 1
Chelonia 1
Eretmochelys 1
Lepidochelys 1
Natator 1
5 5
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