Leatherback turtle (species: Dermochelys coriacea) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Dermochelys coriacea
Leatherback turtle

©Andy Lewis: Leatherback Turtle in Solomon Islands
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Dermochelyidae
Genus Dermochelys
Species Dermochelys coriacea

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 300 cm (Length of specimen)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Never recorded at Lizard Island

Web resources


  • Fossette (01/06/2012). Does prey size matter? Novel observations of feeding in the leatherback turtle ( Dermochelys coriacea) allow a test of predator -prey size relationships. Biology Letters, 8(3): 351-354.