The flatback sea turtle (Natator depressus) is a sea turtle endemic to the
continental shelf of Australia. The flatback turtle belongs to the sea turtle
Common Name: Australian flatback - named because its shell is very flat. ...
Threats to Survival: Sea turtles are threatened with capture, harvesting of eggs, ...
Flatback Turtles. The flatback turtle is named after its flat carapace, or shell, which
is unlike the curved shell of other sea turtle species. The carapace is pale ...
Find out what's known about Flatback Sea Turtles, Natator depressus, Reptilia,
Testudines, Cheloniidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding ...
Although the egg clutch size of flatback turtles
is relatively small, flatbacks
lay unusually large eggs - even though they are a medium-sized turtle
, their eggs are almost as big as those of the leatherback - a much larger species. Once they reach the ocean, hatchling... More »
Flatback sea turtles are found in coastal waters, and are reported to bask in the
sun at the surface, sometimes with sea birds perched on their backs.
Species name: Flatback sea turtle. Nombre en Español: Tortuga Franca Oriental.
Latin Name: Natator depressus. Family: Cheloniidae. IUCN Endangered ...
The flatback turtle can be identified by its very flat upper shell. The flatback turtle
has one of the most restricted ranges of the all the sea turtles. Flatback turtle ...
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Flatback Sea Turtles from Australia nest 4 times each season and lay 50 eggs on
average, which are quite large compared with other sea turtle species.