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  • 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
  • German
    • Rotwangenschmuckschildkröte
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga pinta

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Recent observations

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

March 30, 2015 01:48 PM CDT

Description

Young adult AOR on Hwy 87. Imaged only. GTS 1893.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

naturenut

Date

March 30, 2015

Description

well all our sliders were out looking for a hand out

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

luranga

Date

March 30, 2015

Description

Observed specimen swimming out from under a bridge. It had damage/missing shell.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

steviekgold

Date

March 30, 2015 01:34 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

atheris909

Date

March 30, 2015 10:48 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

toby

Date

March 28, 2015 07:18 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

steviekgold

Date

March 28, 2015 03:34 PM PDT

Description

Man made pond, at least 40 turtles, ranging from 2 inches big to 8 inches.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

andyk

Date

March 24, 2015 01:52 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

naturenut

Date

March 27, 2015

Description

the sliders came out they were along the bank they found a good resting place on this log you can see a youngster in the front to the right of this photo

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

One adult female in pool beneath county road bridge, active after dark.
N29.28770 W-99.06098

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kjg320

Date

March 27, 2015 09:50 AM CDT
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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.