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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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga pinta

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

August 17, 2014

Description

4 chasing eachother

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

August 24, 2014

Description

on the left, with Texas Cooters

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

August 24, 2014

Description

old with faded pattern

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

August 24, 2014

Description

on the right

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

January 16, 2013

Description

Several individuals basking on cattail mats in marsh, including old melanistic individual.
N26.13850 W-97.17534

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

April 17, 2012

Description

Several sliders and cooters basking on emergent logs, mix of T. scripta elegans and P. gorzugi.
N29.35867 W-100.94008
Photo legend: 1) solo turtle is male Red-eared Slider, 2) pair of turtles on the horizontal log includes the smaller Trachemys scripta on the right, and 3) turtles on very diagonal log includes P. gorzugi but Trachemys scripta is the highest of the animals, and with a distinctly clear carapace.

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 29, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 29, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

rdm24

Date

October 22, 2006

Description

The population of sliders at the El Dorado Nature Center is massive.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

August 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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.