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Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) 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 Animal,Emydidae,Red-eared slider,Trachemys scripta elegans,Trachemys scripta elegans. reptile,cold blooded,exothermic,turtle,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) 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

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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 Frankhuizen Photography
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Uploaded Oct 12, 2012. Captured Jul 5, 2009 14:57.
  • NIKON D40
  • f/5.3
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO400
  • 155mm