Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Photo: Marion Haarsma

Classification

Cheloniidae [family]
Chelonia [genus] (1)
mydas [species]

Classification

Cheloniidae [family]
Chelonia [genus] (1)
mydas [species]

Names

Dutch name Soepschildpad
Alternative Dutch name Groene zeeschildpad
English name Green Turtle
Alternative English name Green Sea Turtle
Papiamento name Tortuga blanku
Valid name Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)
Misspelled name Chelonia midas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Classification