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3'. Carapace elongated, heart shaped, with 3 lines of knobby keels, 1 knob per scute; older individuals smoother, with central keel only; dark reddish brown. Plastron creamy yellow. Head large, with dark brown scales on top; beak pointed. Skin light yellow, scales of flippers dark brown, edged with yellow skin.
Oceans, bays, estuaries.
Most common sea turtle in Florida.