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Red-eared Slider Turtle A red-eared slider turtle basks on a rock in a Southern California park. California,Red-eared slider,Trachemys scripta elegans,basking,invasive,lake,pet,pond,rock,stream,sun,turtle Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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The red-eared slider is a semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. It is a subspecies of pond slider. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States and also popular in the rest of the world. It is native only to the southern United States, but has become established in other places because of pet releases and has become an invasive species in many introduced areas, like California, where it outcompetes the native western pond turtle.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Thom_Morris
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By Thom_Morris

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Uploaded Jan 30, 2015. Captured Jun 18, 2013 09:03.
  • NIKON D600
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm