A new record and molecular characterization of the Green Turtle Chelonia mydas (Testudines, Cheloniidae) in Sicilian coastal waters

Marco Arculeo, Federico Marrone, Vittoria Currò, Antonio Piazza, Sandra Marineo, Maria Flaminia Persichetti, Antonio Iraci Fuintino, Antonino Gentile, Santo Caracappa

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Abstract

A juvenile specimen of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, was recovered in Sicilian coastal waters close to Avola (Syracuse province, south-eastern Sicily, Italy). Before being released, the specimen was measured and inspected for the presence of ingested hooks or other possible harms to its health. A fragment of the mtDNA marker COI was amplified and sequenced in order to provide the first molecular data for the species from the central Mediterranean area. The possible influence of climate change on the occurrence of this thermophilic species in the central Mediterranean area is briefly discussed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)163-167
Numero di pagine5
RivistaRevista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia
Volume52
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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