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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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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

September 17, 2016 06:34 PM CDT

Description

Two adult Red-eared Sliders seen in the cattail marsh, one basking, another swimming.
N26.13872 W-97.17533
JPK-2892

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

johnkarges

Date

September 17, 2016 06:15 PM CDT

Description

Adult in artificial pond with vegetation at SPI Birding Center
N26.1374278 W-97.1740778
JPK-2891

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

September 25, 2016 04:25 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

September 25, 2016 10:45 AM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

September 25, 2016 10:45 AM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

September 25, 2016 10:37 AM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

kucycads

Date

September 25, 2016 12:54 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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mako252

Date

September 26, 2016 11:51 AM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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salamandersquad

Date

August 20, 2016 07:46 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

roby

Date

September 26, 2016 03:30 PM HST

Description

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

richbreisch

Date

May 21, 2016

Description

Female turtle laid eggs in high-traffic area near children's play area. When we returned about an hour later, the turtle was gone and the nest hole had been covered up. We suspect that staff at the Riparian Preserve had removed the turtle and eggs.

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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tnewman

Date

September 25, 2016
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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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