Flatback Turtle (Natator depressus)

Also known as Flatback Sea Turtle


Also known as Flatback Sea Turtle.

Found in shallow waters over lagoons and coral reefs. Nesting only occurs in Australia.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and jellyfish.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 0-200m
Indo West Pacific - Australia

These turtles are poisonous to eat

The turtle lives a part of its life in the open ocean, it is most often encountered in shallow lagoons and coral reefs where it feeds on sea sponges. Some of the sponges eaten are known to be highly toxic and lethal when eaten by other organisms. In addition, the sponges that green turtles eat are usually those with high silica content, making the turtles one of few animals capable of eating siliceous organisms. They also feed on other invertebrates, such as comb jellies and jellyfish.
They can live for more than 50 years. Ref: https://www.sealifebase.se/summary/Natator-depressa.html


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