Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochlys imbricata)


The hawksbill turtle's shell is covered with glossy brown and tan overlapping scutes, or horny plates. It reaches 2 feet (65 cm) long and weighs an average of 90 pounds (40 kg). The scales of the hawksbill were once used to make combs and curious.

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