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  • 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
  • Italian
    • Testuggine palustre dalle orecchie rosse

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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picklepastures

Date

May 5, 2016 02:17 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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nph5088

Date

April 18, 2016 11:00 AM EDT

Description

(on right) pond habitat, dark green shell with off-white stripes, olive to brown skin with yellow and red stripes/spots

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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charley

Date

May 5, 2016

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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aganezer

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March 30, 2016 02:50 PM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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aganezer

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March 30, 2016 02:47 PM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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jessicajoyyy

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May 4, 2016 01:03 PM AKDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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memequeen

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May 4, 2016 01:06 PM AKDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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naturenut

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May 4, 2016

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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kaiduff2711

Date

April 14, 2016

Description

Pond

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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noelpenn

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May 2, 2016

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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annikaml

Date

March 17, 2016 03:34 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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taogirl

Date

May 1, 2016
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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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