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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

dpom

Date

February 8, 2016 10:57 AM PST

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

dominic

Date

February 6, 2016

Description

This fella was chilling in the pond.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

dominic

Date

February 6, 2016

Description

Saw 2 HUGE guys today. This fella was chilling in the reeds.

Photos / Sounds

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

limabean

Date

February 7, 2016

Description

On log in Marin Municipal Water District reservoir - Bon Tempe

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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dave-barry

Date

February 6, 2016

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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shajohnson

Date

February 6, 2016 02:50 PM PST

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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dominic

Date

February 5, 2016

Description

Huge guy found in the levee.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

dominic

Date

February 5, 2016

Description

Saw a lot of these guys but only got a picture of this guy and another one later on.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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richardwasson

Date

February 5, 2016

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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timothy214287

Date

February 5, 2016 03:00 PM CST

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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marknenadov

Date

July 11, 2013

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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marknenadov

Date

July 18, 2015
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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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