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

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Recent observations

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

luke_pearson

Date

July 28, 2016 01:01 PM CDT

Description

Melanistic red-eared slider male

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

cullen

Date

July 28, 2016 06:12 PM CDT

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Square

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

oklili

Date

July 28, 2016 04:40 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

asherah29

Date

July 27, 2016

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

asherah29

Date

July 27, 2016

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

asherah29

Date

July 27, 2016

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Square

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

asl5120

Date

July 19, 2016 08:50 AM EDT

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

sambiology

Date

July 26, 2016

Description

Helped out with AmeriCorps free meals for lower income families today. It was great to talk about urban critters with some good kiddos. :)

Ate lunch at Bass Park in between presentations.

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Square

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

ninamariekd

Date

July 21, 2016 04:09 PM ADT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

brunodurand

Date

April 18, 2016 12:42 PM SGT

Description

invasive species

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

jane_ho

Date

July 26, 2016 11:43 AM AWST

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Date

July 25, 2016 04:29 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I believe this is the same female that I've seen the last two trips to this site. She was basking on the same site on the north side of the water body. I tried to get close for a better view, but she heard me and slipped into the water. Luckily, I got several close-ups with the camera.

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Description from Wikipedia

The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), also known as the 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. It has, therefore, become the most commonly-traded turtle in the world. It is native to the southern United States and northern Mexico, but...

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Of least concern (LC) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Subspecies not listed, see Trachemys scripta. The species is assessed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and large population.
No range data available.
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