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  • German
    • Rotwangen-Schmuckschildkröte
    • Rotwangenschmuckschildkröte
  • Italian
    • Testuggine palustre dalle orecchie rosse
  • French
    • tortue à oreille rouges
  • Portuguese
    • Tartaruga-de-orelhas-vermelhas
  • 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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga pinta

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

mmendels33

Date

July 23, 2015 12:00 PM PDT

Description

In probably the most substantial pool in that immediate area (~knee-thigh deep, maybe 3x2m). Based on the turtle's size (adult), it could be the same one that we saw in a pool next to Tropical Terrace (aka Robert's Ranch) just less than 1km upstream in Jan 2014.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

biosam

Date

June 20, 2015 12:30 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

nelruzam

Date

July 26, 2015 11:23 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kclarksdnhmorg

Date

July 24, 2015

Place

Lost Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

"Red ear" visible with binoculars in the field. 7:33 AM.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

danieleseglie

Date

July 24, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

1 giovane

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

heathermarie

Date

July 24, 2015 10:47 AM PDT

Description

Two-for-one special on sliders today!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

krancmm

Date

July 22, 2015 02:46 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

June 7, 2015 04:52 PM CDT

Description

AOR old adult male
N31.49039 W-98.56782

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

zooga1961

Date

July 19, 2015

Description

July 19 Sunrise hike to Cattail Pond

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

langaha

Date

July 20, 2015 06:03 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

jnstuart

Date

July 17, 2015

Description

One of several introduced individuals in a "water feature" pond in suburban Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

marknenadov

Date

July 18, 2015 10:40 PM EDT

Description

Adult

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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.