Description

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Skull measures 5.9 inches. Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Skull is male. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle or Lepidochelys olivacea, also known as the Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle. They are the second smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world.

The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle or Lepidochelys olivacea is found in warm and tropical waters, primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Growing to about 2 feet in length, the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle or Lepidochelys olivacea gets its name from its olive-colored carapace, which is heart-shaped and rounded. Males and females grow to the same size; however, females have a slightly more rounded carapace as compared to males. The carapace is flattened dorsally and highest anterior to the bridge.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle or Lepidochelys olivacea has a medium-sized, broad head that appears triangular from above. The head’s concave sides are most obvious on the upper part of the short snout. It has paddle-like fore limbs, each having two anterior claws.

The upper parts are grayish green to olive in color, but sometimes appear reddish due to algae growing on the carapace. The bridge and hingeless plastron of an adult varies from greenish white in younger individuals to a creamy yellow in older specimens Maximum age is up to 50 years.

The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle or Lepidochelys olivacea has a circumtropical distribution, living in tropical and warm waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans from India, Arabia, Japan, and Micronesia south to southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

In the Atlantic Ocean, it has been observed off the western coast of Africa and the coasts of northern Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, and Venezuela.

The Olive ridley sea turtle or Lepidochelys olivacea has been recorded in the Caribbean Sea as far north as Puerto Rico.

A female Olive Ridley Sea Turtle or Lepidochelys olivacea was found alive on an Irish Sea beach on the Isle of Anglesey, British Isles, in November 2016, giving this species its northernmost appearance.

It was taken in by the nearby Anglesey Sea Zoo, while its health was assessed. A juvenile female was found off the coast of Sussex in 2020.

The Olive ridley sea turtle or Lepidochelys olivacea is also found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from the Galapagos Islands and Chile north to the Gulf of California, and along the Pacific coast to at least Oregon.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 5.9 in
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Chelonioidea
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Lepidochelys
Species: L. olivacea
Binomial name: Lepidochelys olivacea
Conservation status: Vulnerable – A vulnerable species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as likely to become endangered unless the circumstances that are threatening its survival and reproduction improve.