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Loggerhead sea turtle (Collecta-Sea Life)
« on: December 31, 2013, 02:02:50 PM »
Hello friends, this is the figure of Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) Linnaeus, 1758 of Collecta - Sea Life. Total lenght is 70mm. This figure was relased in 2007 and it is avaliable. They are found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. It spends most of its life in saltwater and estuarine habitats, with females briefly coming ashore to lay eggs. The loggerhead sea turtle has a low reproductive rate; females lay an average of four egg clutches and then become quiescent, producing no eggs for two to three years. The loggerhead reaches sexual maturity within 1733 years and has a lifespan of 4767 years.













Collecta is a young brand of figures, but in his short time of existence, they have done a lot of figures of different species of animals (included rare species of dinosaurs and animals). In their cattegory of sea life, they have included the Loggerhead sea turtle . This figure is a nice representation of this turtle. The colors are not exact and the details are nice.  I think that it is good figure of this animal and good acquistion for turtles collectors. I bought this figure in a store of my girlfriends town the last week ^-^.
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Re: Loggerhead sea turtle (Collecta-Sea Life)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 11:44:30 AM »
It's a nice figure, yes, but I'm a bit picky about carapace scutes. I think figures of marine turtles should be sculpted to match the species specific pattern of scutes which is important in identifying them. This one has four vertebral scutes instead of five (which it should have if it's meant to be a Loggerhead). Four is the vertebral scute count in Chelonia mydas, though. In this respect (and also regarding the pattern of scutes on the head) both the Papo Sea Turtle and Safari Ltd WS Sealife Loggerhead Turtle are better representatives of the species.

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Re: Loggerhead sea turtle (Collecta-Sea Life)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 12:14:08 PM »
It's a nice figure, yes, but I'm a bit picky about carapace scutes. I think figures of marine turtles should be sculpted to match the species specific pattern of scutes which is important in identifying them. This one has four vertebral scutes instead of five (which it should have if it's meant to be a Loggerhead). Four is the vertebral scute count in Chelonia mydas, though. In this respect (and also regarding the pattern of scutes on the head) both the Papo Sea Turtle and Safari Ltd WS Sealife Loggerhead Turtle are better representatives of the species.

Yes, I think the same that you, other brands have done figures that are better than this, but it is a beautiful figure also  ^-^.
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