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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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tfandre

Date

August 28, 2016 10:08 AM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Date

August 8, 2016 12:07 PM EDT

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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dave-barry

Date

August 28, 2016 02:18 PM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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lancillotto

Date

August 28, 2016 12:05 PM CEST

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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kucycads

Date

August 23, 2016 09:32 AM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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nanorca13

Date

August 20, 2016 10:14 AM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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jmaughn

Date

August 26, 2016 12:58 PM PDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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allopatry

Date

August 12, 2016 04:40 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

allopatry

Date

August 11, 2016 05:28 PM CDT

Description

Seen in Taiwanese market.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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bigbearman22

Date

August 26, 2016 08:20 AM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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randyshonkwiler

Date

August 23, 2016 09:21 AM CDT

Description

2 seen.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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srh88

Date

August 18, 2016 01:47 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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