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

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  • Tagalog
    • Pawikan
  • 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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga carey
  • Scientific Names
    • Eretmochelys imbricata
    • Chelone imbricata
    • Chelonia imbricata
    • Chelonia radiata
    • Testudo imbricata
  • German
    • Echte Karettschildkröte
  • Seri
    • moosni quipáacalc
  • Portuguese
    • Tartaruga-de-escamas

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Recent observations

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What

Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 13, 2015 03:00 PM EET

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Square

What

Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

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muriel2

Date

August 2, 2015 10:59 PM EDT

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Square

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

yamaneko

Date

January 17, 2015

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Description

Ejemplar juvenil, rescatado de las redes de una embarcacion pesquera, se libero nuevamente sin ninguna herida.

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Date

August 7, 2015

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

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rmooi

Date

April 17, 2015

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

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tgosliner

Date

March 29, 2015 05:50 PM PDT

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

blogie

Date

March 28, 2015 01:47 PM CST

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Description

Based on tail size, this individual appears to be female. I observed her descending from the reeftop and she paused just out of arm's length away from me. She looked to be about almost a meter long.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

blogie

Date

February 14, 2012 10:12 AM CST

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Description

This hawksbill turtle (locally called "pawikan") appeared to be a juvenile, measuring only about half a meter long.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

June 23, 2015 07:45 AM EET

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Pict0107

What

Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

June 22, 2015 07:45 AM EET

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Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

June 22, 2015 07:45 AM EET

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What

Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

Observer

almeyda64

Date

May 23, 2015

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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.