Olive Ridley Turtle

The Olive Ridley Turtle is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Olive Ridley turtles are usually found in the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The common name in Spanish is tortuga golfina, del golfo o lora. More

but during feeding migrations, olive ridley turtles nesting in the Pacific may disperse into waters of the southwestern U.S., occasionally as far north as Oregon. More

Olive ridley turtles are found on the beaches of French Guiana during the dry season, starting in July. More

The olive ridley turtle is named for the generally greenish color of its skin and shell, or carapace. More

Olive Ridley turtles are an endangered species of marine sea turtles. These olive green turtles are the smallest of the marine turtle species in the world. They are named after H.N. Ridley FRS, who first reported the sighting of these turtles in Brazil in 1887. More

more than 20 Olive Ridley turtles that washed ashore in the last ten years. More

* Mass Nesting of Olive Ridley Turtles in 2009 * Response to Greenpeace Movement * Response to E-petitions More

The olive ridley turtle is the smallest of the marine turtles. * Male olive ridleys can be distinguished from females by their tails, which stick out beyond their carapace. More

CHECK UP ON THE MOVEMENTS OF OLIVE RIDLEY TURTLES OF MASIRAH BY CLICKING THIS LINK Olive Ridley Turtle (scientific name: Lepidochelys olivacea; Arabic common name: Al Zaytouni) (Photo : Johan Chevalier) The species More

The olive ridley turtle was listed as endangered for the "Mexican nesting population" and threatened for all other populations on July 28, 1978. More

Female Olive Ridley Turtles are responsible for one of the most unusual occurrences found in nature. In a phenomenon known as arribada (”arrival by sea”), it begins when groups of females congregate in the water near nesting sites. More

The Olive ridley turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea, is similar to the Kemp's ridley, but it has a thinner shell, and a smaller, more lightly built skull. The upper shell is generally higher than the Kemp's ridley and has a greater variation in the number of scutes. More

Olive ridley turtles would once arrive in huge flotillas to nest at sandy beaches, but human influence on their habitat has changed that. More

The olive ridley turtle is the smallest of the marine turtles. The carapace of this turtle is olive coloured and relatively heart-shaped, whilst the undersurface is a greenish white. It can be distinguished from the closely related Kemp's ridley ... More

Common names

Etelänbastardikilpikonna in Finnish - suomen kieli
Lepidochelys olivacea in Italian - Italiano
Olajzöld fattyúteknős in Hungarian - Magyar
Oliv-Bastardschildkröte in German - Deutsch
Olive Ridely in English - English
olive ridley in English - English
olive ridley sea turtle in English - English
Olive Ridley Turtle in English - English
Pacific ridley in English - English
Pacific ridley sea turtle in English - English
Pacific ridley turtle in English - English
Pacific Ridley; Olive Ridley Sea Turtle in English - English
Ridley du pacifique in French - français
Tortue bâtarde in French - français
Tortue de ridley in French - français
Tortue olivâtre in French - français
Tortuga golfina in Spanish - español
Tortuga olivacea in Spanish - español
Tortuga-marina escamosa-del Pacífico in Spanish - español
Warana in Dutch - Nederlands
Żółw oliwkowy in Polish - polski
Черепаха Ридлея оливковая морская in Russian - русский язык
ヒメウミガメ in Japanese - 日本語

Picture of Lepidochelys olivacea has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: World Register of Marine Species
Author: Collection Georges Declercq
Permission: Some rights reserved
Order : Testudines
Family : Cheloniidae
Genus : Lepidochelys
Species : Lepidochelys olivacea
Authority : Eschscholtz 1829