Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Testudines > Family: Cheloniidae > Genus: Lepidochelys > Species: Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive ridley turtle - Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 4 international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • coastal
  • marine inlets and transitional waters
  • shelf

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

World

Vulnerable

Europe

Not evaluated

EU

Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bastardschildkröte German Gasc J.P. and al.
Olive ridley turtle English Gasc J.P. and al.
Tortue olivâtre French Gasc J.P. and al.
Tortuga golfina Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Chelonia dussumieri Duméril & Bibron, 1833

Other resources

EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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