Of the seven marine species of turtle, five are found in Polynesian waters. The green turtle and the hawksbill turtle are the two most common species in Polynesian waters. Observations of the other 3 species (loggerhead turtles, lutes and olive trees) are rather rare.

Eretmochelys imbricata
Tortue imbriquée

Chelonia mydas
Tortue verte

Dermochelys coriacea
Tortue Luth
Honu Pa’atore (S)

Lepidochelys oliveacea
Tortue olivâtre

Caretta caretta
Tortue caouanne
Honu taraha