Occurrence and genetic analysis of a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Mediterranean Sea

Authors

  • Jesús Tomás Cavanilles Research Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology and Department of Animal Biology
  • Ángela Formia Cavanilles Research Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology and Department of Animal Biology
  • Mercedes Fernández School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
  • Juan Antonio Raga Cavanilles Research Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology and Department of Animal Biology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2003.67n3367

Keywords:

sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii, Mediterranean, mt DNA

Abstract


We report on a juvenile Kemp´s ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii, captured alive by fishermen in the waters off Alicante (western Mediterranean, Spain) on October 15th 2001. The analysis of a 460 base pair fragment of the mt DNA control region revealed a perfect match with haplotype D previously described in this species. This is the second report of L. kempii in the Mediterranean basin.

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Published

2003-09-30

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Tomás J, Formia Ángela, Fernández M, Raga JA. Occurrence and genetic analysis of a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Mediterranean Sea. scimar [Internet]. 2003Sep.30 [cited 2021Sep.28];67(3):367-9. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/487

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