Florida Kemp's Ridley Turtle

The Florida Kemp's Ridley Turtle
Lepidochelys kempii
Photo credit: binninger.jerry@epa.gov
Web Site: EPA Gulf of Mexico Program


The Endangered Reptiles of Florida



The Turtles of Florida


Endangered or Threatened Florida Sea Turtles



Endangered or Threatened Florida Freshwater Turtles


The Florida Kemp's Ridley Turtle
Lepidochelys kempii


The Endangered Kemp's Ridley is Florida's

smallest Sea Turtle, weighing about one hundred

pounds and reaching a length of up to two feet.

This little turtle eats a diet of primarily crabs.


A very rare and most Endangered Turtle, the Ridley

was put on the (ESA) list in 1973 and the threats to

it are as with the other Florida Sea turtles:

fishing accidents, in addition to nesting

and habitat destruction.


Places to learn more:

National Park Services

Kemp's Ridley Sea Facts



Kemp's Ridley


US Fish & Wildlife

Species Profile: Kemp's Ridley


General Sea Turtle Information:

US Fish & Wildlife

Sea Turtle Fast Facts

Sea Turtle Information



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