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Turtles by Mind Map: Turtles

1. Phylum Chordata

1.1. Class of Reptilia

1.2. Most are omnivores except green turtle

1.3. Found in non-polar regions

2. Types

2.1. Leatherback, Loggerhead, Green turtle, Flatback, Hawksbill, Kemp’s Ridley, and Olive Ridley

3. Growth

3.1. Most turtles grow from 2 to 4 feet except Leatherback

3.2. Female and Male are the same size

3.3. Takes twenty to thirty years to reach sexual maturity.

3.4. Female lay eggs where she was born

3.4.1. Lay up to 150 eggs

3.4.1.1. sex of babies are determined by temperature

4. Habbits

4.1. Go to beaches or shores to lay eggs

4.2. Migration

4.3. Are not land turtles

5. Apperance

5.1. flippers are for swimming and moving on land

5.2. Hard Bony shells

5.2.1. protection

5.3. Named by appearance

5.4. Can not extend or shrink their head

6. Food

6.1. seagrasses, seaweed, sponges, mollusks, and worms

7. Life Span

7.1. 50 to 100 years old

8. Threats

8.1. Human harvest, humans in their beach of nest, and climate change.