olive ridley turtle

Scientific name Lepidochelys olivacea
Descriptor Eschscholtz
Year of description 1829
IUCN category VU
Family Cheloniidae
Genus Lepidochelys
Lepidochelys olivacea Lepidochelys olivacea


Lepidochelys olivacea, commonly known as olive ridley turtle, is a salt water reptile.

This sheet is currently being prepared. The texts currently proposed come from our data model or are being drafted. To request priority for this content, you can write to us HERE.

Who is it?


  • Size
    60 - 75 cm
  • Weight
    30 - 50 kg
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Longevity
    55 year
  • Size
    60 - 75 cm
  • Weight
    30 - 50 kg
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Longevity
    55 year

How to recognize the olive ridley turtle ?

The olive ridley turtle measures between 60 and 75 cm. This reptile is bicolore with a predominantly bleu and gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
  • Way of living
  • Venomous
  • Diet

The olive ridley turtle is a reptile solitary. This species is carnivorous .

Although the olive ridley turtle is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui enfouit ses œufs
  • Clutch size
    100 - 150 eggs

The olive ridley turtle is a reptile ovipare qui enfouit ses œufs.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 200 m

Biotope presentation

The olive ridley turtle is most often found at a depth between 0m and 200m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

To go further

Species of the same family

To read on the web

Sources & Contributions

Participation & Validation

The Fishipedia team and specialist contributors are committed to providing high-quality content. However, although the information comes from scientific sources or testimonials from specialists, the cards may contain inaccuracies.

Benoit Chartrer

Benoit Chartrer


Translation done with the valuable contribution of our translators, who make this information available to a wider audience. We sincerely thank them for their commitment.

Interact with Fishipedia

To get in touch with our team or participate in our project.

Template and content © Fishipedia - Unauthorized reproduction without prior request - ISSN 2270-7247 - Last modification
  • {{name}}

    {{#street_number}}{{street_number}}, {{/street_number}}{{#route}}{{route}}{{/route}}
    {{postal_code}} {{town}}