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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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Recent observations

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

nhmordenana

Date

August 28, 2015 05:36 PM PDT

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

txherpbird

Date

August 22, 2015 01:15 PM CDT

Description

5-6 seen

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

dreierj

Date

August 24, 2015

Description

Photo taken at long distance; when zoomed in, individual on right has red marking.

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 27, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 27, 2015

Description

Lots of these turtles that slid into the water as I approached...

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

March 17, 2015 03:44 PM CDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

August 11, 2009

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

cynthiaehlinger

Date

August 22, 2015

Description

Larger or 2 turtles pictured. Basking on rock with terrapin.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

dhalter

Date

July 3, 2015

Description

Ironicly, it was being investigated by a Cottontail Rabbit when we noticed it. We followed it's trail backwards down a dusty road for a quarter mile to where it entered the road.

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

mayfly1963

Date

August 23, 2015

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

brentano

Date

August 15, 2015

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 22, 2015 09:47 AM PDT
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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.