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Red-eared Slider - Trachemys scripta elegans

(Wied-Neuwied, 1838)
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Species Description
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range map
Purple = natural range of T. s. elegans
Dark Blue = range of introduced T. s. elegans
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Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider
Adult, Travis County, Texas Adult, Travis County, Texas Adult, Travis County, Texas
Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider
Adults, Travis County, Texas Adult, Cameron County, Texas Adults, Cameron County, Texas
Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider
Adult, Bastrop County, Texas Adult, Cameron County, Texas Characteristic Red mark behind eye
Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider
Carapace Adult, found crossing a road in
McMullen County, Texas
Plastron
Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider
Juvenile with Green Heron, Travis County, Texas Adults, Cameron County, Texas Serrated rear edge of carapace of adult,
Chambers County, Texas
     
Habitat
Red-eared Slider habitat Red-eared Slider habitat Red-eared Slider habitat
Habitat, Cameron County, Texas Habitat, Travis County, Texas Adult female crossing a road in Spring, Travis County, Texas
     
Short Videos
Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider Red-eared Slider
Red-eared Sliders basking, swimming, and sliding into a pond in LA County. Red-eared Sliders basking at a small lake in Contra Costa County. A Red-eared Slider swims in a small lake in Contra Costa County then hauls out onto a log.
     



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