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The Top 5 Largest Turtles on Earth

  Name Maximum Weight (kg) Red list Status
1 Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
907 kg
(2,000lbs)
Critically Endangered
2 Loggerhead turtle
Caretta caretta
545 kg
(1,201lbs)
Endangered
3 Green sea turtle
Chelonia mydas
350 kg
(771lbs)
Endangered
4 Aligator snapping turtle
Macroclemys Temminckii
100 kg
(220lbs)
Vulnerable
5 Flatback sea turtle
Natator depressus
90 kg
(198lbs)
Vulnerable
(1994) Data Deficient (2007)
Tags Animals & Nature , Threatened & Endangered Species , Top 5 Largest

Sources: Various including IUCN 2007 Red List.
Image by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. The Leatherback sea turtle's range is the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
  2. The Loggerhead turtle range is in all the seas of the earth except the most polar.
  3. The Green sea turtle's range is New England, South Africa, The Pacific, Western Africa and The Americas.
  4. The Alligator snapping turtle can be found in the Southeastern United States.
  5. The Flatback sea turtle is found in Australian waters
Top 5 facts sources: Top 5 of Anything research.

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