Kemp's Ridley

 A hatchling and adult Kemp's Ridley

A hatchling and adult Kemp's Ridley

Scientific Classification

Class: Reptilia
Order: Testuidae
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Lepidochelys
Species: kempii


Length: 2 feet

Weight: up to 100 pounds

Carapace: olive green in color, oval in shape and usually consist of 5 pairs for costal plates

Diet: Crabs (particularly for juveniles), fish, jellyfish, mollusks

Species Description


Distribution

 Kemp's Ridley distribution map

Kemp's Ridley distribution map


Conservation

Threats

Conservation efforts

Endangered species category