Olive Ridley

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Olive Ridley
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Lepidochelys
Species: L. olivacea
Binomial name
Lepidochelys olivacea
(Eschscholtz, 1829)

The Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), also called the Pacific Ridley, is one of the smallest species of sea turtle. It is named for the olive-green color of its heart-shaped shell. It is one of the 7 marine turtles.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Abreu-Grobois, A & Plotkin, P. (IUCN SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group) (2008). "Lepidochelys olivacea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/11534. Retrieved 18 December 2014.