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Elegant Slider Turtle An Elegant Slider Turtle basking in the sun... Elegant Slider,Elegant Slider Turtle,Red-eared slider,Trachemys scripta elegans,Turtle,animal,basking,contest,details,natural,nature,reptile,water,water reptiles Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Never realized they had such large claws! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Do you have a binomial or trinomial name for your species request? Is "elegant slider turtle" the same as the red-eared slider (a synonym), or is it perhaps a sub species? Posted 3 years ago
    1. I did more research; I guess "Elegant Slider Turtle" is a sub species. Posted 3 years ago
      1. Thank you, I still need the trinomial name though. I don't see any species record online for the common name. Posted 3 years ago
        1. You see, this one is difficult, because the markings on the skin match up in all ways with the red-eared slider... But the shell is different. I saw a couple of images for turtles in my area tagged with "elegant slider turtle" online... Then I found out that they are parts of the same grouping and that elegant sliders have the markings of a red-eared slider, but a shell like this one here... So I don't really know any specifics on this one. Posted 3 years ago
          1. Thanks for the update. Posted 3 years ago

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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
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Uploaded Jul 27, 2016. Captured Oct 18, 2015 11:33.
  • COOLPIX P520
  • f/5.9
  • 1/500s
  • ISO180
  • 180mm