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by • May 9, 2014 • Animals, ReptilesComments Off on The largest turtle in the world.

The largest turtle in the world.

The largest turtle in the world is the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). The largest turtle ever found, was over 3 meters (9.8 ft) from head to tail, (it’s carapace length of over 2.2 meters (7.2 ft)). The turtle weighed 916 kilograms (2,019 lb).

Source: http://dinoanimals.com

Cleatherback sea turtle average 1–1.75 m (3.3–5.7 ft) in carapace length, 1.83–2.2 m (6.0–7.2 ft) in total length and weigh from 250 to 700 kg (550 to 1,540 lb).

DinoAnimals.com

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