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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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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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belyykit

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June 27, 2016 06:56 PM EDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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hfabian

Date

June 27, 2016

Description

Introduced.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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ioanamita30

Date

June 27, 2016 03:18 PM AST

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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jasonar

Date

June 25, 2016 04:57 AM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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jasonar

Date

June 25, 2016 04:57 AM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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lonnyholmes

Date

June 25, 2016 06:36 AM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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waldochavez

Date

June 27, 2016 09:52 AM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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cristina14

Date

June 27, 2016 08:03 PM EEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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luranga

Date

June 25, 2016

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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howell

Date

June 16, 2016 07:57 AM CDT

Place

Dennis, TX (Google, OSM)

Description

Up 200 feet from lake (25 ft elevation) for no apparent reason.

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

zooga1961

Date

June 19, 2016

Description

The Red Eared Slider vs the crayfish... cattail pond, Cedar Ridge Preserve. I did not see who won, This observation is for the Red Eared Slider... the Crayfish will be posted in a second observation. the crayfish was firmly attached to the underside of the turtle's jaw

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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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