The Kemp’s ridley is the smallest of all species, generally under 10 kilograms. The carapace is almost circular in shape, the head is medium semi-triangular. It has two pairs of scales between the eye sockets. The wet hatchlings are totally black and dry are gray. At ten months, the dorsally shows whitish areas and the plastron is almost white. Adults are olive-gray on the back, and white or creamy yellow on the belly. Adults have a straight carapace length of 65.7 centimeters and weigh 38.6 kilograms. on average, it is one of the two smallest species of all sea turtles. The hatchlings have a length of 4.3 centimeters and a weight of 17.2 grams on average.
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