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Lepidochelys olivacea
(olive ridley sea turtle)

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Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 25 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Lepidochelys olivacea
  • Preferred Common Name
  • olive ridley sea turtle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Reptilia

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Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle); adult on beach. nr Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. January 2006.
TitleAdult
CaptionLepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle); adult on beach. nr Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. January 2006.
Copyright©Bernard Gagnon-2006, Quebec City, Canada/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0
Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle); adult on beach. nr Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. January 2006.
AdultLepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle); adult on beach. nr Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. January 2006.©Bernard Gagnon-2006, Quebec City, Canada/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0
Omorgus suberosus (hide beetle); larva feeding on an egg of Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle). La Escobilla Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico.
TitleLarva
CaptionOmorgus suberosus (hide beetle); larva feeding on an egg of Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle). La Escobilla Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Copyright©openi.nlm.nih.gov - CC BY 4.0
Omorgus suberosus (hide beetle); larva feeding on an egg of Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle). La Escobilla Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico.
LarvaOmorgus suberosus (hide beetle); larva feeding on an egg of Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle). La Escobilla Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico.©openi.nlm.nih.gov - CC BY 4.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Lepidochelys olivacea Eschscholtz, 1829

Preferred Common Name

  • olive ridley sea turtle

Other Scientific Names

  • Caretta remivaga Hay, 1908
  • Cephalochelys oceanica Gray, 1873
  • Chelonia dussumierii Duméril and Bibron, 1835
  • Chelonia multiscutata Kuhl, 1820
  • Chelonia olivacea Eschscholtz, 1829
  • Lepidochelys olivacea remivaga Hay, 1908
  • Thalassiochelys tarapacona Philippi, 1887
  • Thalassochelys controversa Philippi, 1899

International Common Names

  • English: olive ridley; Pacific ridley; Pacific ridley sea turtle
  • Spanish: tortuga-marina escamosa-del Pacífico

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Reptilia
  •                     Order: Testudines
  •                         Family: Cheloniidae
  •                             Genus: Lepidochelys
  •                                 Species: Lepidochelys olivacea

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

North America

Costa RicaPresentCABI (Undated)
MexicoPresentCABI (Undated)

Invasive Species Threats

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References

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IUCN, 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org

Distribution References

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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