Occurrence and genetic analysis of a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Mediterranean Sea
Keywords:sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii, Mediterranean, mt DNA
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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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 2023Jun.1];67(3):367-9. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/487
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