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Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Chelonioidea > Cheloniidae > Carettinae > Eretmochelys

Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) – Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

Type Locality: NA
Common, known to be distributed in circumglobal pattern throughout tropical and subtropical areas of Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans (Mortimer and Donnelly, 2008).

Conservation Status:


This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


The species nests on insular and mainland sandy beaches throughout tropics and subtropics (Mortimer and Donnelly, 2008). A drastic population decline due to tortoiseshell trading, egg collection, meat consumption, destruction of nesting and foraging habitats, hybridization with other species, entanglement with marine debris and oil caused pollution were observed within recent time frame (Mortimer and Donnelly, 2008). 

References:

Reptilia > Testudines > Cryptodira > Chelonioidea > Cheloniidae > Carettinae > Eretmochelys


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Jangid, A.K. and A. Kamdar. 2021. Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) – Hawksbill Sea Turtle. Kamdar, A., A, Jangid, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.26. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianreptiles.org/sp/80/Eretmochelys-imbricata
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