Tortoiseshell It is a term that has its etymological origin in the Taíno language. This is called a turtle Marine found in the Gulf of Mexico and in the India.

TortoiseshellEast animal, whose scientific name is Eretmochelys imbricata, it can reach a length of one meter. Its hind limbs are shorter than the forelimbs, while its feet are webbed.

Currently two species of this genre: Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata and the Eretmochelys imbricata bissa. Hawksbill turtles can be distinguished by their curved beak and that ends in tip and for his shell, that shows jagged edges.

Hawksbill turtles are migratory. They can be found in coral reefs, mangroves, lagoons, or the open ocean. They feed mostly on sponges, although they also eat jellyfish and algae, for instance.

The crocodiles, the sharks and the octopusmeanwhile, they are predators of hawksbill turtles. As for the human being, he can hunt these turtles for their meat and its eggs or to use your shell as a material for the manufacture of bracelets or spectacle frames (glasses).

It should be noted that the hawksbill is considered an animal in Danger of extinction. This is mainly due to human action, although factors such as their rate reproductive life, late maturity and longevity.

TortoiseshellFinally, it is a name commonly used in countries English speaking. We can name the actress Carey Mulligan, to the writer Carey Harrison, to the musician Carey Bell and the former basketball player Carey Scurry. Tortoiseshell It is also the last name of the singer Mariah Carey and the cartoonist Mike carey.