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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 14326 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 11743 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 2100
  Temperature range (°C): 3.547 - 29.382
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.008 - 19.394
  Salinity (PPS): 30.295 - 37.158
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.098 - 6.764
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.038 - 1.293
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 18.598

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Depth range (m): 0 - 2100

Temperature range (°C): 3.547 - 29.382

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.008 - 19.394

Salinity (PPS): 30.295 - 37.158

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.098 - 6.764

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.038 - 1.293

Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 18.598
 
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Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:27Public Records:24
Specimens with Sequences:24Public Species:2
Specimens with Barcodes:24Public BINs:2
Species:2         
Species With Barcodes:2         
          
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Ridley sea turtle

Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys) are a genus of sea turtles comprising two species: Kemp's ridley sea turtle and the olive ridley sea turtle.

Kemp's ridley sea turtles are currently on the New York and federal endangered species lists.

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Anatomy

Adult ridley sea turtles grow to a length of 20-28 in (51–71 cm). They have a weight of 80-110 lb (36–50 kg). They feed on crabs, fish, cephalopods, clams, and some marine vegetation.

Etymology and taxonomic history

The etymology of "ridley" is a subject of speculation. Prior to being known as ridleys, the French naturalist Bernard Germain de Lacépède referred to the Lepidochelys species as "bastard turtles". Renowned sea turtle conservationist Archie Carr claimed that "ridley" was a common Floridan term.[1]

Conservation

Both species of ridley are endangered. The Kemp's ridley sea turtle is mainly threatened by polluted waters and the fishing industry. Kemp's ridley is endangered throughout its range. Two major feeding grounds for Kemp's ridley are both near major areas of oil exploration and protection.

References

  1. ^ Dundee, Harold A. (2001). "The Etymological Riddle of the Ridley Sea Turtle". Marine Turtle Newsletter 58: 10–12. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 

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