About this object

A small sea turtle, with an adult carapace length averaging 60 - 70 cm. The upperparts are greyish green to olive in colour, but sometimes appear reddish due to algae growing on the carapace The plastron of an adult varies from greenish white (younger) to a creamy yellow on older specimens.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1987.143.22
  • Scientific name
    Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA TESTUDINES CHELONIIDAE
  • Common name
    Olive Ridley Turtle
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    unrecorded
  • Place collected
    unrecorded
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1987.143.22-23
Object view = Natural Science
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