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Lepidochelys olivacea
(olive ridley sea turtle)

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Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley sea turtle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 13 July 2018
  • 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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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
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

Invasive Species Threats

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Invasive SpeciesWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Canis lupus familiaris (dogs)Mexico; California; Hawaii; OregonPredationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998; Andrews et al., 2006; Abreu-Grobois and Plotkin, 2008
Chelonid herpesvirus 5PathogenicIUCN, 2014
Felis catus (cat)Central America; Mexico; South America; South AmericaPredationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998

References

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