Map_thumbnail_large_font

Lepidochelys kempii

Status_ne_offStatus_dd_offStatus_lc_offStatus_nt_offStatus_vu_offStatus_en_offStatus_cr_onStatus_ew_offStatus_ex_off

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES CHELONIIDAE

Scientific Name: Lepidochelys kempii
Species Authority: (Garman, 1880)
Common Name(s):
English Kemp's Ridley, Atlantic Ridley, Mexican Ridley, Gulf Ridley
French Ridley de Kemp, Lépidochelyde de Kemp, Tortue de Kemp
Spanish Cotorra, Tortuga Iora, Tortuga Marina Bastarda
Synonym(s):
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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Marine Turtle Specialist Group
Justification:
Documentation about the rationale for listing, habitats, threats, etc. is not yet available.
History:
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Mexico; United States
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Terrestrial nest sites
Systems: Terrestrial; Marine

Citation: Marine Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Lepidochelys kempii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided