Chelonia mydas was reported from 144 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 144 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Circumglobal.
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Table 1: Present in 144 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 1397
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 97534
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 1397
Africa Angola AGO native 1397
North America Anguilla AIA native 1397
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 1397
South America Argentina ARG native 1397
North America Aruba ABW native 1397
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 1397
Oceania Australia AUS native 1397
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 1397
North America Bahamas BHS native 75049
Asia Bahrain BHR native 1397
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 1397
North America Barbados BRB native 1397
Europe Belgium BEL native 1397
North America Belize BLZ native 1397
North America Bermuda BMU native 1397
South America Brazil BRA native 1397
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 1397
Asia Cambodia KHM native 1397
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 1397
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 1397
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 75170
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 84351
South America Chile CHL native 116332
Asia China CHN native 1397
South America Colombia COL native 1397
Africa Comoros COM native 1397
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 1397
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 97534
North America Costa Rica CRI native 1397
North America Cuba CUB native 8412
Asia Cyprus CYP native 1397
Africa Djibouti DJI native 1397
North America Dominica DMA native 1397
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 1397
Africa Egypt EGY native 1397
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 85372
Africa Eritrea ERI native 1397
Oceania Fiji FJI native 1397
Europe France FRA native 1397
South America French Guiana GUF native 1397
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1397
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 95896
Africa Gambia GMB native 1397
Europe Germany DEU native 1397
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 1397
Europe Greece GRC native 1397
North America Grenada GRD native 1397
Oceania Guam GUM native 97534
North America Guatemala GTM native 1397
Africa Guinea GIN native 1397
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 1397
South America Guyana GUY native 1397
North America Haiti HTI native 1397
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 1397
North America Honduras HND native 1397
Asia India IND native 74992
Asia Indonesia IDN native 1397
Asia Iran IRN native 1397
Asia Israel ISR native 1397
Europe Italy ITA native 1397
North America Jamaica JAM native 1397
Asia Japan JPN native 75019
Asia Jordan JOR native 83469
Africa Kenya KEN native 74665
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89279
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 97534
Asia Kuwait KWT native 1397
Asia Lebanon LBN native 1397
Africa Liberia LBR native 1397
Africa Libya LBY native 1397
Africa Madagascar MDG native 1397
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 1397
Asia Malaysia MYS native 1397
Asia Maldives MDV native 1397
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1397
North America Martinique MTQ native 1397
Africa Mauritania MRT native 1397
Africa Mauritius MUS native 1397
North America Mexico MEX native 8736
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 97534
Africa Morocco MAR native 1397
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 418
Asia Myanmar MMR native 1397
Africa Namibia NAM native 804
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 1397
Europe Netherlands NLD native 1397
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1397
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 1397
North America Nicaragua NIC native 1397
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 83508
Asia Oman OMN native 1397
Asia Pakistan PAK native 1397
Oceania Palau PLW native 8412
North America Panama PAN native 1397
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 1397
South America Peru PER native 95895
Asia Philippines PHL native 1397
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87896
Europe Portugal PRT native 1397
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 1397
Africa Réunion REU native 1397
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1397
Oceania Samoa WSM native 1397
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 1397
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 1397
Africa Senegal SEN native 1397
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1397
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 1397
Asia Singapore SGP native 85385
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 1397
Africa Somalia SOM native 1397
Africa South Africa ZAF native 1397
Europe Spain ESP native 1397
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 1397
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 1397
North America St Pierre Mique. SPM native 1397
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 1397
Africa Sudan SDN native 1397
South America Suriname SUR native 1397
Asia Syria SYR native 1397
Africa Tanzania TZA native 1397
Asia Thailand THA native 1397
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 1397
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 1397
Oceania Tonga TON native 1397
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 1397
Africa Tunisia TUN native 1397
Asia Turkey TUR native 1397
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 1397
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 97534
Europe UK GBR native 1397
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 83469
South America Uruguay URY native 1397
North America USA USA native 1397
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 1397
South America Venezuela VEN native 1397
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 1397
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 1397
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 97534
Africa West Sahara ESH native 1397
Asia Yemen YEM native 1397

Table 4: Reported from 144 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 1397
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 97534
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 1397
Africa Angola AGO native 1397
North America Anguilla AIA native 1397
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 1397
South America Argentina ARG native 1397
North America Aruba ABW native 1397
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 1397
Oceania Australia AUS native 1397
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 1397
North America Bahamas BHS native 75049
Asia Bahrain BHR native 1397
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 1397
North America Barbados BRB native 1397
Europe Belgium BEL native 1397
North America Belize BLZ native 1397
North America Bermuda BMU native 1397
South America Brazil BRA native 1397
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 1397
Asia Cambodia KHM native 1397
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 1397
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 1397
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 75170
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 84351
South America Chile CHL native 116332
Asia China CHN native 1397
South America Colombia COL native 1397
Africa Comoros COM native 1397
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 1397
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 97534
North America Costa Rica CRI native 1397
North America Cuba CUB native 8412
Asia Cyprus CYP native 1397
Africa Djibouti DJI native 1397
North America Dominica DMA native 1397
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 1397
Africa Egypt EGY native 1397
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 85372
Africa Eritrea ERI native 1397
Oceania Fiji FJI native 1397
Europe France FRA native 1397
South America French Guiana GUF native 1397
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1397
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 95896
Africa Gambia GMB native 1397
Europe Germany DEU native 1397
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 1397
Europe Greece GRC native 1397
North America Grenada GRD native 1397
Oceania Guam GUM native 97534
North America Guatemala GTM native 1397
Africa Guinea GIN native 1397
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 1397
South America Guyana GUY native 1397
North America Haiti HTI native 1397
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 1397
North America Honduras HND native 1397
Asia India IND native 74992
Asia Indonesia IDN native 1397
Asia Iran IRN native 1397
Asia Israel ISR native 1397
Europe Italy ITA native 1397
North America Jamaica JAM native 1397
Asia Japan JPN native 75019
Asia Jordan JOR native 83469
Africa Kenya KEN native 74665
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89279
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 97534
Asia Kuwait KWT native 1397
Asia Lebanon LBN native 1397
Africa Liberia LBR native 1397
Africa Libya LBY native 1397
Africa Madagascar MDG native 1397
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 1397
Asia Malaysia MYS native 1397
Asia Maldives MDV native 1397
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1397
North America Martinique MTQ native 1397
Africa Mauritania MRT native 1397
Africa Mauritius MUS native 1397
North America Mexico MEX native 8736
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 97534
Africa Morocco MAR native 1397
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 418
Asia Myanmar MMR native 1397
Africa Namibia NAM native 804
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 1397
Europe Netherlands NLD native 1397
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1397
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 1397
North America Nicaragua NIC native 1397
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 83508
Asia Oman OMN native 1397
Asia Pakistan PAK native 1397
Oceania Palau PLW native 8412
North America Panama PAN native 1397
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 1397
South America Peru PER native 95895
Asia Philippines PHL native 1397
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87896
Europe Portugal PRT native 1397
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 1397
Africa Réunion REU native 1397
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1397
Oceania Samoa WSM native 1397
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 1397
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 1397
Africa Senegal SEN native 1397
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1397
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 1397
Asia Singapore SGP native 85385
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 1397
Africa Somalia SOM native 1397
Africa South Africa ZAF native 1397
Europe Spain ESP native 1397
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 1397
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 1397
North America St Pierre Mique. SPM native 1397
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 1397
Africa Sudan SDN native 1397
South America Suriname SUR native 1397
Asia Syria SYR native 1397
Africa Tanzania TZA native 1397
Asia Thailand THA native 1397
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 1397
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 1397
Oceania Tonga TON native 1397
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 1397
Africa Tunisia TUN native 1397
Asia Turkey TUR native 1397
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 1397
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 97534
Europe UK GBR native 1397
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 83469
South America Uruguay URY native 1397
North America USA USA native 1397
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 1397
South America Venezuela VEN native 1397
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 1397
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 1397
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 97534
Africa West Sahara ESH native 1397
Asia Yemen YEM native 1397
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