Lepidochelys kempii

Published on 21 March was a review of the literature and overview of the contemporary use of aquatic megafauna (cetaceans, sirenians, chelonians, and crocodylians) in the global tropics and subtropics, for 37 species listed on the Appendices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).

22 Mar 2022
Assessment information
CMS InstrumentsCMS, Atlantic Turtles
IUCN StatusCritically endangered
Date of entry in Appendix I1979
Date of entry in Appendix II1979
Geographic range
Countries Algeria, Canada, Cuba, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, United States of America

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Common names
EnglishKemp's Ridley Turtle, Atlantic Ridley Turtle
FrenchTortue De Ridley, Caret Des Antilles
SpanishTortuga lora
GermanAtlantische bastardschildkröte
Scientific name Lepidochelys kempii
Author(Garman, 1880)
Standard referenceEckert, K.L., Bjorndal, K.A., Abreu-Grobois, F.A. and Donnelly, M. (Eds) (1999). Research and management techniques for the conservation of sea turtles. IUCN/SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group Publication No.4.
Other details
Additional notesIn Effect 7/1/1999

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