Classification
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All Names

  • 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
  • German
    • Rotwangenschmuckschildkröte
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga pinta

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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blakek

Date

May 24, 2015 08:37 AM EDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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acryptozoo

Date

May 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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lmenaturalist

Date

May 18, 2015 02:01 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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toby

Date

May 22, 2015 04:49 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

arcook

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

While walking around Lake Junaluska, I happened to see this little guy! I came down to the bank and was able to get up close and personal with him. I think he thought I was going to feed him, but to his dismay, I was just taking a quick picture. He was about the size of my hand, so I assume he was still pretty young, as they typically get pretty large. He was very active and friendly! He was green, with the typical red dots ("ears") on either side of his head.

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

artemis224

Date

May 21, 2015 12:30 PM CDT

Description

I found this gal (at least I think it's a gal judging by the size and other factors) just about to cross a real busy street leading out of my subdivision. Luckily we were only about 20 yards away from a good sized creek so I transported her there.

She was in good shape, no signs of distress on her carapace, but a little scarring and pitting on the plastron. The plastron measured 9.5 inches long.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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tnewman

Date

May 19, 2015

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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cedric_lee

Date

May 22, 2015

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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jeff32

Date

May 19, 2015 07:47 PM CDT

Description

Large female

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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jeff32

Date

May 19, 2015 07:31 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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johnratzlaff

Date

May 22, 2015 01:17 PM EDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Date

May 21, 2015 02:29 PM CDT

Description

Melanistic AOR over four miles from a water source.

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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.