Green turtle

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The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtleblack (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle, is a species of large sea turtle of the familyCheloniidae. It is the only species in the genusChelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but it is also found in the Indian Ocean. The common name refers to the usually green fat found beneath its carapace, not to the color of its carapace, which is olive to black.