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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 WildFlower
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By Mike van Harn

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Uploaded May 18, 2017. Captured Apr 23, 2017 11:03 in Oosterringweg 34, 8315 PV Luttelgeest, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/2.8
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 200mm