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Green turtle (leucistic)

Chelonia Mydas

Description:

About 45cm large, 2 years old, white skin with brown pattern on the shield. Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation.

Habitat:

Spotted at Kosgoda sea turtle conservation project

Notes:

This rare exemplar has born on the sea conservation center, they keep it on the center as well as other turtles that have very low possibilities to success in the wild.

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4 Comments

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 4 years ago

Thanks Matthew, a terrible photo made by my phone but a very cool turtle

Matthew Eppihimer
Matthew Eppihimer 4 years ago

Cool

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 5 years ago

Thanks Albert, I think you are right at the center they have both kind of turtles (green & Hawk), at this moment they just have 1 albino but they had almost 4 of them, the Hawk seems to have a simetrical pattern and also a "Hawk" peak like

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

This looks more like a Green Turtle - Chelonia mydas and I have also seen other Spotting listing it as Green Turtle from the same location.

JordiPrats
Spotted by
JordiPrats

Kosgoda, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jul 16, 2015
Submitted on Jul 18, 2015

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