Globally Critically endangered (CR) (Source: IUCN Red List)

Classification
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  • Malagasy
    • Fano hara
  • Italian
    • Tartaruga embricata
  • Scientific Names
    • Eretmochelys imbricata
    • Chelone imbricata
    • Chelonia imbricata
    • Chelonia radiata
    • Testudo imbricata
  • French
    • Caret
    • Tortue À Bec Faucon
    • Tortue À Écailles
    • Tortue Caret
    • Tortue Imbriquée
    • Caret
    • Tortue Caret
    • Tortue
    • Tortue Imbriqu
  • English
    • Hawksbill Turtle
    • Hawksbill Sea Turtle
    • Hawksbill
  • German
    • Echte Karettschildkröte
  • Seri
    • moosni quipáacalc
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga carey
  • Portuguese
    • Tartaruga-de-escamas
  • Tagalog
    • Pawikan

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Recent observations

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What

Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

johnturnbull

Date

April 8, 2015 08:49 AM AEST

Description

Another tropical visitor - this time a marine reptile. Hawksbill turtles have a distinctive beak and feed mainly on sponges. This individual was peeling some encrusting sponge off the rock at Fairy Bower. The species is classified as vulnerable and is normally found only as far south as northern NSW.

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Date

November 18, 2016

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

csmitelli

Date

November 16, 2016 01:51 PM COT

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 4, 2016 09:45 AM EET

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

eduardoholbox

Date

November 17, 2016 03:22 PM EST

Place

Mexico (Google, OSM)

Description

Encontrada en la playa

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

elainedejager

Date

April 7, 2015 08:32 AM AEST

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

maractwin

Date

November 6, 2016 10:10 AM EST

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

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maractwin

Date

November 4, 2016 10:50 AM EDT

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

luisguillermo

Date

November 12, 2016 08:15 AM CST

Place

Limón, CR (Google, OSM)

Description

Liberación de bebés en el proyecto Tortugas de Pacuare

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

fadiyaghmour

Date

May 18, 2015 10:34 AM GST

Place

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

November 12, 2015

Place

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 1, 2016 03:30 PM EET
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Description from Wikipedia

The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys. The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Pacific subspecies. E. i. imbricata is the Atlantic subspecies, while E. i. bissa is found in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Critically endangered (CR) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Vulnerable (G3) (Source: NatureServe)
    Vulnerable. Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical seas, but due to heavy exploitation much less abundant than in the past, and likely still declining; at least 20,000 females nest each year; nesting locations have been reduced due to beach development and disturbance.
No range data available.
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