THE GREEN TURTLE
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(Chelonia mydas) The green part of the turtle refers to the coloration of its body fat. It is listed as endangered in Florida because the species has been harvested for centuries for food but now is threatened with extinction. Green turtles usually grow to 40 inches and weigh from 300 to 350 pounds; 850 pounds have been reported. Compared to other sea turtles, the head is small relative to body size.