Green Sea Turtle Claw measures .9 inches. The Green Sea Turtle Claw is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. California Academy of Sciences specimen.  Chelonia mydas; Keratin mouth. World-wide. Our percise claw can be used as a teaching tool, museum claw exhibit, home decor claw, or office decor claw.

Green sea turtles are distinguished from other sea turtles because they have a single pair of prefrontal scales (scales in front of its eyes), rather than two pairs as found on other sea turtles. Head is small and blunt with a serrated jaw. Carapace is bony without ridges and has large, non-overlapping, scales present with only 4 lateral scales.

The green sea turtle or Chelonia mydas, also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle, is a species of large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia.

Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is also found in the Indian Ocean. The common name refers to the usually green fat found beneath its shell, not to the color of its carapace, which is olive to black.

This green sea turtle or Chelonia mydas dorsoventrally flattened body is covered by a large, teardrop-shaped carapace; it has a pair of large, paddle-like flippers. It is usually lightly colored, although in the eastern Pacific populations parts of the shell can be almost black.

The Green Sea turtle or Chelonia mydas is mostly herbivorous. The adults usually inhabit shallow lagoons, feeding mostly on various species of sea-grasses. The green sea turtles or Chelonia mydas bite off the tips of the blades of sea-grass, which keeps the grass healthy.

The green sea turtle or Chelonia mydas migrate long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches. Many islands worldwide are known as Turtle Island due to green sea turtles nesting on their beaches.

Females crawl out on beaches, dig nests and lay eggs during the night. Later, hatchlings emerge and scramble into the water.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions .9 in
Green Sea Turtle Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Chelonioidea
Family: Cheloniidae
Subfamily: Cheloniinae
Genus: Chelonia
Species: C. mydas
Binomial name: Chelonia mydas
Conservation status: Critically Endangered