Two pairs of blow shields. Upper beak half just out (“hook beak”).
Dorsal shield overlap, often with serrated edge.
Size : 114 cm, 77 kg.
Habitat : Common in all reef zones. The most common turtle in the majority of tropical reefs. Omnivorous, however predominantly feeds on invertebrates, especially sponges, soft coral, also sea anemone, jellyfish as well as highly toxic box jellyfish. It is threatened by worldwide persecution: drift nets, hunting, tortoise shell trade.
Distribution : All tropical and sub-tropical seas.