The largest turtle species is Dermochelys coriacea, commonly known as the leatherback turtle. Full-grown leatherbacks (both male and female) can measure up to six and a half feet in length, often weighing as much as 2000 pounds. They are currently classified as an Endangered Species under the United States’ ESA (Endangered Species Act).
The largest individual turtle every measured was a leatherback seaturtle that washed ashore in 1988 after being caught in fishing lines. At about 100 years old, it was 9 feet long and weighed over 2000 pounds. The largest freshwater turtles in the US is the Alligator Snapping turtle.
The largest turtle species is the leatherback turtle which can grow from 4 to 8 feet long.
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