Classification
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All Names

  • 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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Recent observations

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

cholzapfel

Date

May 14, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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stephanie4

Date

May 27, 2016 01:19 PM PDT

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Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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sarasalamander

Date

May 27, 2016 11:01 AM PDT

Description

On log

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

gabbie

Date

May 20, 2016 02:33 PM EDT

Description

Seen by Rick K, Jamie, and Beth H.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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tnewman

Date

May 25, 2016

Description

1 seen on far side of parking lot at main building..along ways from lake.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

tnewman

Date

May 23, 2016

Description

one probably looking for a nest site.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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luke_pearson

Date

May 7, 2015

Description

Multiple individuals captured using baited hoop nets.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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luke_pearson

Date

April 25, 2014

Description

Multiple hatchling Red-eared Sliders

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

May 24, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Turtle was quite reclusive, so no photo of red ear stripe...but it's there. Large male.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

tcoats

Date

May 26, 2016 11:34 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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taogirl

Date

May 21, 2016

Description

another one with its traveling greenery

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

brenledbetter

Date

May 26, 2016 12:47 PM CDT
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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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