Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAVS: 2004

Species Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Loggerhead Turtle


Generic Combinations

  • Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758).




New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Also pan-tropical, extending into temperate waters, with occasional waifs in high latitudes.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5)

Ecological Descriptors

Aquatic, continental shelf, coral reef, migratory, noctidiurnal, oceanic, oviparous, piscivore, predator.

Extra Ecological Information

Seasonal breeder.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
08-Mar-2011 20-Aug-2013 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)