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
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  • Date collected
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  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1987.143.22-23
Object view = Natural Science
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