سلحفاة بحرية صقريه

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Scientific Name:

Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)

Common Names:

سلحفاة بحرية صقريه, Биса, bisа, crwban môr gwalchbig, Echte Karettschildkröte, Echte Karettschildkrote, Κεραμοχελώνα, hawksbill sea turtle, Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, bissa: Pacific Hawksbill, carey, hawksbill, imbricata: Atlantic Hawksbill, Tortuga de carey, Eretmochelys imbricata, Tortuga carey, Tortuga-marina de carey, Tortue caret, Caret, Tortue imbriquée, Tortue à bec faucon, Tortue à écailles, Tartaruga embricata, タイマイ, Bisa, Karetschildpad, żółw szylkretowy, бисса, Бисса, настоящая каретта, prava kareta, Şahin gagalı kaplumbağa, Карета справжня, Біса, Бісса, справжня каретта

More about this critter:

This Critically Endangered marine turtle has been exploited for thousands of years as the sole source of commercial tortoiseshell. The beautiful carapace is generally streaked and marbled with amber, yellow or brown and often has a strongly serrated edge (5). Unlike other species, the scales (or scutes) of the carapace overlap. The narrow head and strongly hooked beak give rise to this turtle's common name (6), while the imbricate nature of the (overlapping) scutes give rise to the Latin species name of 'imbricata' (7).


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