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Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Chelonioidea > Cheloniidae > Carettinae > Lepidochelys

Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) – Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

Type Locality: Manila Bay (Philippines)
Common, known to be distributed throughout Indian coasts (Bay of Bengal, Arabian and Indian oceans) in India (Abreu-Grobois and Plotkin, 2008).

Conservation Status:


This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


The species requires range of geographically separated localities and multiple habitats for its life cycle, such as coastal sandy beaches, oceanic zones and neritic water (Abreu-Grobois and Plotkin, 2008). Degradation and destruction of nesting sites, tourism and fish catching related activities in coasts, change in thermal profile of beaches, increasing light pollution, sewage effluents and global warming are potential threats for the survival of the species (Abreu-Grobois and Plotkin, 2008).
References:

Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Chelonioidea > Cheloniidae > Carettinae > Lepidochelys


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Jangid, A.K. and A. Kamdar. 2021. Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) – Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. Khandekar, A., P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.25. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianreptiles.org/sp/79/Lepidochelys-olivacea
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