AnAge entry for Lepidochelys kempii

Classification (HAGRID: 04140)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Cheloniidae
                    Genus: Lepidochelys
Species
Lepidochelys kempii
Common name
Atlantic ridley
Synonyms
Lepidochelys kempi, Thalassochelys kempii

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

These animals have been kept in captivity for more than 20 years. Their longevity in the wild is unknown. Maturity in the wild may occur at later ages than in captivity [0528].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,190 days
Male sexual maturity
2,190 days
Incubation
60 days
Clutch size
110 (oviparous)
Adult weight
40,500 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 551770
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8472
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