Olive Ridley Sea Turtle   TURTLE
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Scientific Name:
Lepidochelys olivacea
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Pacific Ridley
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: July 28, 1978
VU-IUCN: 2008
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas, Mexico (nesting populations)
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