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  • French
    • Tortue de Floride
  • 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

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Recent observations

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

tnewman

Date

January 21, 2017

Description

few basking on logs mid-morning

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

charley

Date

January 21, 2017 12:58 PM CST

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Square

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

sambiology

Date

January 20, 2017

Description

Lovely weather today -- wish I could have spent all day outside! Instead, I had lots to do in the office, so I only went out a little bit.

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

tnewman

Date

January 20, 2017

Description

on log, below and right of egret

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

tnewman

Date

January 20, 2017

Description

some basking

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

jblinde

Date

January 20, 2017 02:39 PM CST

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

yankechgary

Date

March 18, 2010

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

greg10

Date

July 11, 2015 06:00 PM EDT

Description

Trachemys scripta elegans—Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

ck2az

Date

January 18, 2017 01:21 PM MST

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

taogirl

Date

January 19, 2017

Description

supposed to get into 70s today and for several days, looks like the turtles feel it

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

milliebasden

Date

January 18, 2017 03:10 PM PST

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

connlindajo

Date

June 16, 2016 07:28 AM CDT

Description

This observation to document this turtle on our place.
Best shots I could get at the time... had to leave to participate in a plant survey.

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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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