Eretmochelys imbricata


Lives in coral reef zones, feeds mainly on sponges. Adult females weigh an average of 60 kg.

Conservation status: Critically Endangered

Identification Key
Hawksbill head   Hawksbill overlapping scute
Note how the Hawksbill has four pre-frontal scutes in front of the frontal scute. Also, notice the hawk-like beak from which it gets its common name.   Here you can see the overlapping (imbricating) scutes of the shell, from which this species gets its scientific name, Eretmochelys imbricata.
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IAC Hawksbill Sheet - English Link Here
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