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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hawksbill Turtles

Beauty Of Animal | Hawksbill Turtles | hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) is endangered sea turtles, which belongs to the family Cheloniidae. Of these species exist only in the race has. Types and distribution in all parts of the world, with the Atlantic and Pacific species. E. imbricata imbricata is the Atlantic subspecies, while others were found on E. Bole bissa in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

The appearance of the hawksbill is similar to that of other marine turtles. The flattened shape of the body in general, and a protective shield, and weapons such as the fin, and adapted for swimming in the open ocean. Is easy to E. Bole of other marine turtles, beak, sharp with curving tomium prominent, saw the emergence of such margins shell. Hawksbill shells to change the color slightly, depending on water temperature. While this turtle living part of life in the open ocean, she spends more time in shallow lakes and coral reefs.

Fishing practices threaten the human population E. Tiled with extinction. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Classified as endangered hawksbill. hawksbill shells are the main source of materials, tortoise shell, used for decorative purposes. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species at risk and in conflict with the law and arrested on the trade of hawksbill sea turtles and derived products.


Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:     Reptilia
Order:     Testudines
Family:     Cheloniidae
Genus:     Eretmochelys
Species:     E. imbricata

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