Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Reptilia > Order Testudines > Suborder Cryptodira > Family Cheloniidae > Genus Eretmochelys

Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EretmochelysFitzinger, 1843accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bulgarian: bisа; Биса sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: karetschildpad sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: hawksbill turtle sources: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
 English-United States: Hawksbill Turtle sources: Charles Hussey
 French: caret; tortue caret; tortue imbriquée sources: Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 German: echte Karettschildkröte sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Κεραμοχελώνα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: tartaruga embricata; tartaruga embricata sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: bisa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: żółw szylkretowy sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: бисса sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: prava kareta sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: tortuga carey; tortuga de carey sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: şahin gagalı kaplumbağa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Біса; Бісса; Карета справжня; справжня каретта sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: crwban môr gwalchbig

Literature

basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Zug, G. R. 2009. Reptiles (Vertebrata: Reptilia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1317–1320 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Hitchmough, R. (2009). Reptilia (Chordata). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

Genbank

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Uetz, P. (2012). Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137207

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

EU Habitat Directive:
annex IV EU Habitat Directive Annex IV: Species of community interest in need of strict protection.

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2009-06-30 by Peter Uetz

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