All species of sea turtle are of conservation concern
Carapace Length – 1.5m
In Queensland occurs in all coastal waters with breeding
records south to SEQ. Adults are largely herbivorous, feeding on sea grasses, algae,
mangrove fruits; juveniles are carnivorous. Common name derives from the colour
of its fat, not the animal.
|Family:||Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)|
|Information sources:||A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Queensland, Steve K. Wilson|