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Species profile—Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley turtle)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Cheloniidae (sea turtles) → Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley turtle)

Photo of Lepidochelys olivacea (olive ridley turtle) - Limpus, C.,DEHP,1974
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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Cheloniidae (sea turtles)
Scientific name
Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)
Common name
olive ridley turtle
WildNet taxon ID
41
Alternate name(s)
Pacific ridley
Pacific turtle
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Endangered
Back on Track (BoT) status
Critical
Conservation significant
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine & Terrestrial

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=41

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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