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Misidentification of Sea Turtles in the East Pacific: Caretta caretta and Lepidochelys olivacea

Author:
Frazier, John G.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1985
Topic:
Zoology
Animals
Veterinary medicine
Animal health
Citation:
Journal of Herpetology, 19(1): 1-11.
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Stage:
Hatchling
Place:
No Further Locality Data, North Carolina, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1924
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : USBS H.8658
USNM Number:
288036
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
19 Jun 2015
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NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
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Caretta caretta

Biogeographical Region:
West Indies
Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
neurocranium
Sex:
Sex unknown
Place:
Swan Island (= Great Swan Island), Islas de la Bahía, Honduras
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Other USNM Number : USNM-OSTEO 029234
USNM Number:
220768
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
whole (stuffed)
Place:
LAKE MARAKAIBO AT MOUTH OF Río CATATUMBO, Zulia, Venezuela, South America
Collection Date:
May 1956
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
141990
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
shell (disarticulated), skull and partial postcranial skeleton
Sex:
Sex unknown
Place:
Sebastian Inlet, ca. 4 mi N of, E bank of Indian River, Brevard, Florida, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1985
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
278298
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
21 Jul 2015
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Origin of Juvenile Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) in a Tropical Developmental Habitat in Caribbean Panamá

Author:
Engstrom, Tag N.
Meylan, Peter A.
Meylan, Anne B.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2002
Topic:
Tropics
Biology
Citation:
Animal Conservation, 5: 125-133.
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Age and Growth of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta) of Coastal Georgia: An Assessment of Skeletochronogical Age-Estimates

Author:
Parham, James F.
Zug, George R.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1997
Topic:
Vertebrates
Animals
Zoology
Natural History
Citation:
Bulletin of Marine Science, 61(2): 287-304.
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Comparison of Blood Values in Foraging, Nesting, and Stranded Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) Along the Coast of Georgia, Usa

Author:
Deem, Sharon L.
Norton, Terry M.
Mitchell, Mark
Segars, Al
Alleman, A. Rick
Cray, Carolyn
Poppenga, Robert H.
Dodd, Mark
Karesh, William B.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Topic:
Zoology
Animals
Veterinary medicine
Animal health
Citation:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 45(1): 41-56.
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The health status of 83 loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta; 39 foraging, 31 nesting, and 13 stranded turtles) was analyzed using physical examinations, hematology, plasma biochemistry, plasma protein electrophoresis, and toxicologic parameters. Significant differences were noted in a number of health parameters between turtles exhibiting each of these behaviors. On physical examinations, stranded turtles had the highest prevalence of heavy carapace epibiont loads, miscellaneous abnormalities, emaciation, and weakness. Differences in hematologic values included a lower packed cell volume, higher number of lymphocytes, and lower number of monocytes in stranded turtles; lower white blood cell counts in foraging turtles; and significant differences in total solid values among turtles exhibiting all behaviors with the lowest values in stranded turtles and the highest values in nesting turtles. Differences in plasma biochemistry values included the highest uric acid, creatine kinase, and CO2 values in stranded turtles; the highest glucose and potassium values in foraging turtles; and the highest cholesterol and triglyceride values, and lowest alanine aminotransferase, in nesting turtles. Differences in total protein, albumin, and globulin were found using plasma biochemistry values, with lowest values in stranded turtles and highest values in nesting females, whereas differences in blood urea nitrogen between turtles included the lowest values in nesting turtles and the highest in foraging turtles. Plasma organochlorine and polychlorinated biphenyl levels were below their limits of quantification in the 39 foraging, 11 nesting, and three stranded turtles tested. A statistically significant difference was noted in the level of whole blood mercury between the 23 foraging and 12 nesting turtles tested. There was no difference in arsenic or lead levels between turtles exhibiting any of the three behaviors. Although a few limitations exist with the present study and include unknown ambient temperatures, turtle handling times that varied from 15 min to 53 min per turtle, and the use of a different laboratory for processing complete blood counts and plasma biochemistries in stranded versus foraging and nesting turtles, we provide baseline blood values for two cohorts (foraging and nesting) of loggerhead sea turtles on the coast of Georgia. Additionally, we demonstrate significant differences in clinical findings and blood parameters between foraging, nesting, and stranded loggerhead turtles in the region.
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
No Further Locality Data, Florida, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
211365
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Caretta caretta

Biogeographical Region:
West Indies
Preparation:
Ethanol
Stage:
Juvenile
Place:
Havana, La Habana, Cuba
Collection Date:
Nov 1915
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
USNM Number:
55728
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
No Further Locality Data, Florida, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
211367
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
skull, shell and partial postcranial skeleton
Sex:
Female
Place:
No Locality Data
Collection Date:
11 Dec 1978
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : WSU 3079
USNM Number:
232399
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
No Further Locality Data, Florida, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
211370
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Apalachicola, Franklin, Florida, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
211357
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
carapace
Place:
Pingtan Island, Liu Sui, Fujian, China, Asia
Collection Date:
May 1981
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : JGF 4478
USNM Number:
293682
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
No Further Locality Data, Florida, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
211368
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
plastron
Sex:
Sex unknown
Place:
No Locality Data
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
141988
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Apalachicola, Franklin, Florida, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
211354
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Apalachicola, Franklin, Florida, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
211361
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
No Further Locality Data, Florida, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
211376
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
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