Hawksbill Turtle

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About The Species

Hawksbill turtles use different habitats at different stages of their life cycle, but are most commonly associated with healthy coral reefs. Hawksbills face threats on both nesting beaches and in the marine environment. The primary global threat to hawksbills is habitat loss of coral reef communities.

Hawksbill turtles are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting hawksbill turtles. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study and protect this species. Learn more about hawksbill turtles.

Status

ESA Endangered

throughout its range

CITES Appendix I

throughout its range

Scientific Classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Cheloniidae
Genus
Eretmochelys
Species
imbricata