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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle is a species of aquatic turtles found in different waters around the world. This is a vulnerable species and is medium in size.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Family Cheloniidae
    Genus Lepidochelys
    Species L. olivacea
    Scientific Name Lepidochelys olivacea

    Other Names Pacific ridley sea turtle
    Length About 2 feet
    Coloration Olive green carapace
    Distribution Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans
    Habitat Warm and tropical waters
    Diet Protochordates, invertebrates including shrimp, crabs, rock lobsters, small jellyfish, tunicates, sea urchins, bryozoans, bivalves, snails, and worms
    Breeding Season June to December
    Clutch Size 100 to 110 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on March 27th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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