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Olive ridley
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Lepidochelys
Binomial name
Lepidochelys olivacea

The olive ridley sea turtle, (Lepidochelys olivacea), also called the Pacific ridley, is one of the smallest species of sea turtle. It is named for the olive-green color of its heart-shaped shell. It is one of seven marine turtle species living today.

Sources

  1. Abreu-Grobois, A & Plotkin, P. (IUCN SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group) (2008). "Lepidochelys olivacea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/11534. Retrieved 18 December 2014.