marine turtle

Definitions of marine turtle
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n any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas

Synonyms:
sea turtle
Types:
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Chelonia mydas, green turtle
large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup
Caretta caretta, loggerhead, loggerhead turtle
very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas
ridley
a marine turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata, hawkbill, hawksbill, hawksbill turtle, tortoiseshell turtle
pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell
Dermochelys coriacea, leatherback, leatherback turtle, leathery turtle
wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle
Atlantic ridley, Lepidochelys kempii, bastard ridley, bastard turtle
grey sea turtle of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
Lepidochelys olivacea, Pacific ridley, olive ridley
olive-colored sea turtle of tropical Pacific and Indian and the southern Atlantic oceans
Type of:
turtle
any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming

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