Lepidochelys kempii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae

Scientific Name: Lepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880)
Common Name(s):
English Kemp's Ridley, Atlantic Ridley, Gulf Ridley, Mexican Ridley
French Lépidochelyde de Kemp, Ridley de Kemp, Tortue de Kemp
Spanish Cotorra, Tortuga Iora, Tortuga Marina Bastarda
Thalassochelys kempii Garman, 1880
Taxonomic Notes: The specific name was incorrectly spelt on earlier Red Lists as kempi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1ab ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Marine Turtle Specialist Group
Documentation about the rationale for listing, habitats, threats, etc. is not yet available.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Mexico; United States
Additional data:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Terrestrial nest sites
Systems:Terrestrial; Marine
Movement patterns:Full Migrant

Citation: Marine Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Lepidochelys kempii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T11533A3292342. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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