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  • Dutch
    • roodwangschildpad
  • English
    • Red-eared Slider
    • Red-eared Turtle
  • Scientific Names
    • Trachemys scripta elegans
    • Chrysemys scripta elegans
    • Emys elegans
    • Emys holbrooki
    • Emys sanguinolenta
    • Pseudemys scripta elegans
    • Trachemys elegans
    • Trachemys lineata
  • German
    • Rotwangenschmuckschildkröte
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga pinta

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

zooga1961

Date

November 21, 2014

Description

sunrise hike to Cattail Pond. Foggy sunrise. warm like a sauna but with a cold breeze. Great Egret in the pond, ducks in the pond, and ducks flying overhead

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

taogirl

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

weather in the 70s brought them out to sun; looks like a lot of them have moved up to this out of the way pond in the park, away from kids fishing and hooking them

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

2 juveniles present in the pond

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

luranga

Date

November 18, 2014 03:00 PM CST

Description

Taking in the sun

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 9, 2013 09:56 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 9, 2013 08:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 9, 2013 08:09 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

May 21, 2013 09:51 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

March 29, 2013 09:55 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

dominic

Date

November 9, 2014

Description

2 juveniles. Pictures taken by my friend.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

Each photo is of a separate individual adult red-eared slider, some were swimming and foraging among water hyacinths or sunning on logs.
N28.49677 W-96.84376477

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

One of three adults seen (plus a shell of a dead animal salvaged for a voucher specimen) in an overflow pond from a windmill-fed concrete stock tank.
N28.4601 W-96.50758

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Description from Wikipedia

The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), also known as red-eared terrapin, is a semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. It is a subspecies of the pond slider. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States and is also popular as a pet in the rest of the world, as, among other factors, it is easy to maintain. It has, therefore, become the most commonly traded turtle in the world. It is native...

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Conservation Summary

No range data available.