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Eretmochelys imbricata
(hawksbill turtle)

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Eretmochelys imbricata (hawksbill turtle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 13 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Eretmochelys imbricata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • hawksbill turtle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Reptilia

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Eretmochelys imbricata (hawksbill turtle); adult at the aquarium of Kélonia Resort, Réunion Island. January 2003. A threatened species in the wild.
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CaptionEretmochelys imbricata (hawksbill turtle); adult at the aquarium of Kélonia Resort, Réunion Island. January 2003. A threatened species in the wild.
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Eretmochelys imbricata (hawksbill turtle); adult at the aquarium of Kélonia Resort, Réunion Island. January 2003. A threatened species in the wild.
AdultEretmochelys imbricata (hawksbill turtle); adult at the aquarium of Kélonia Resort, Réunion Island. January 2003. A threatened species in the wild.©Bruno Navez-Reunion Island/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Eretmochelys imbricata Linnaeus, 1766

Preferred Common Name

  • hawksbill turtle

Other Scientific Names

  • Caretta bissa Rüppell, 1835
  • Caretta rostrata Girard, 1858
  • Caretta squamosa Girard, 1858
  • Chelonia griseam Eschscholtz, 1829
  • Chelonia pseudocaretta Lesson, 1831
  • Chelonia pseudomydas Lesson, 1831
  • Chelonia radiata Cuvier, 1829
  • Eretmochelys imbricata bissa Rüppell, 1835
  • Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata Linnaeus, 1766
  • Eretmochelys imbricata squamata Agassiz, 1857
  • Eretmochelys squamata Agassiz, 1857
  • Onychochelys kraussi Gray, 1873
  • Testudo imbricata Linnaeus, 1766
  • Testudo nasicornis Bonnaterre, 1789

International Common Names

  • English: carey; hawksbill
  • Spanish: tortuga-marina de carey

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Reptilia
  •                     Order: Testudines
  •                         Family: Cheloniidae
  •                             Genus: Eretmochelys
  •                                 Species: Eretmochelys imbricata

References

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ISSG, 2011. Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). Invasive Species Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. http://www.issg.org/database

IUCN, 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org

Lombard CD, 2006. Protecting endangered sea turtle nesting habitat through invasive vegetation removal, St. Croix USVI. 2006 Grants Report: Volunteers Working With Invasives, US Fish and Wildlife Service. http://www.fws.gov/refuges/IS/2006/IGR_display_IGR_Internet_2006.cfm?ID=69