Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Hawksbill Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Similan Islands, Thailand
A Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Thailand
Credit: Yoichi Higashida
An adult Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
A swimming Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Thailand
Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) at The Similan Islands
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Hawksbill Turtle at The Similan Islands
Hawksbill Turtle at The Similan Islands
Credit: Jane & David Williams
Hawksbill Turtle
A Hawksbill Turtle at Koh Bon
Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata
Description

The Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a very popular species among divers and snorkellers. It has a colourful shell and a beautfiul shape. It's found in tropical and sub-tropical areas seas and oceans around the world. They were hunted almost to extinction for their shells, but numbers have bounced back in recent years. They are omnivorous, eating soft animals such as jellyfish, as well as algae, sea grass and corals.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Tetrapoda
Subclass: Reptilia: Reptiles
Order: Testudines (Turtles)
Family: Cheloniidae (Modern sea turtles)
Genus: Eretmochelys (Eretmochelys)
Species: Eretmochelys imbricata
Size
Average Size: 1 metre

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