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

Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Hawksbill Sea Turtle
    • Hawksbill Turtle
    • Hawksbill
  • 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
    • Tortue Caret
    • Tortue Imbriqu
  • German
    • Echte Karettschildkröte
  • Seri
    • moosni quipáacalc
  • Spanish
    • tortuga carey
  • Portuguese
    • Tartaruga-de-escamas

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Recent observations

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What

Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

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maractwin

Date

November 19, 2014 05:26 PM EST

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

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maractwin

Date

November 19, 2014 02:27 PM EST

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Square

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tortuga carey Eretmochelys imbricata

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tierraiberica

Date

July 27, 2008

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ivancumpian

Date

November 21, 2012

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Description

Tortuga Carey que fue capturada con problemas de salud y rehabilitada en el Zoo de Tamatán, despues liberada de nuevo a la vida silvestre. CONANP, SEDUMA Y PROFEPA.

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tortuga carey Eretmochelys imbricata

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almeyda64

Date

July 31, 2014

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tortuga carey Eretmochelys imbricata

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almeyda64

Date

July 1, 2014

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Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) Eretmochelys imbricata

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ctnash

Date

October 25, 2014 03:52 PM AEST

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Description

Saw and tagged many on QNPWS field work on Clack Reef lagoon.

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fmoretzsohn

Date

April 26, 2011

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Description

I observed a small Hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas. The weather was quite cold and the poor sea turtle was probably cold-stunned. At first I thought it was dead, as it was moving with the small waves, but then it moved a little more.

I then called the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) hotline and left a message about the turtle sighting. However it was the day before Spring Break, so I hope someone was able to come and rescue the turtle.

I did not touch it, estimate it was about 8-10 in in diameter. Its shell was heavily encrusted, so it could have been another sea turtle (Kemp's Ridley sea turtle).

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Observer

cytnhia

Date

July 10, 2014

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Description

Se observaron 9 E. imbricata anidando en mayo y 3 E. imbricata anidando en julio del 2014

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 3, 2014 05:00 PM EEST

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 3, 2014 04:30 PM EEST

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What

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

souslevent971

Date

January 1, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Hawksbill seaturtles in Guadeloupe, Cousteau Marine Park

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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.