Taxon profile


Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Testudines »  family Cheloniidae - sea turtles »  genus Eretmochelys

Scientific synonyms

Caretta rostrata Girard, 1858
Chelone imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)
Chelonia imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)
Chelonia pseudo-caretta Lesson, 1834
Chelonia pseudo-mydas Lesson, 1834
Chelonia pseudocaretta Lesson, 1834
Chelonia pseudomydas Lesson, 1834
Chelonia radiata Cuvier, 1829
Eretmochelys imbricata bibba Pritchard, 1967
Onychochelys kraussi Gray, 1873

Other names

= Carey
= Hawksbill
= Hawksbill Turtle

Critically Endangered


juvenile animal

[There are yet no texts for this record.]

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Eretmochelys imbricata bissa (Rüppell, 1835)
subspecies Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) - Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle
subspecies Eretmochelys imbricata squamata Agassiz, 1857 - Pacific Hawksbill Turtle

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [96133221-771a-40d0-8368-ad428a55aaaa]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 29 January 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [8005]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
CZ Moravec J. (2008): České názvy živočichů VII. Plazi (Reptilia) 1. Želvy (Testudines), krokodýli (Crocodylia), haterie (Rhynchocephalia)., Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 39 pp. [as Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)]

Contributions to BioLib

Help us to expand this encyclopedia! If you are logged in, you can add new subtaxa, vernacular and scientific names, texts, images or intertaxon relationships for this taxon.