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9. Green Turtle Shell

English Name: 

  • Green turtle
  • Hawksbill turtle
  • Leatherback turtle

Scientific Name: 

  • Chelonia mydas
  • Eretmochelys imbricata
  • Dermochelys coriacea

Indigenous Name:  

‘Onu, ‘onu taratara (Cook Islands); vonu dina taku (Fiji); hima (Guam); uga laumei (Samoa), unoi fonu (Wallis)

General Information:

Biodiversity: CITES listed, IUCN Red list, globally and regionally endangered. All import and export needs CITES permit. Pacific countries vary in the additional import and export requirements and some countries allow export on specific quota.


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