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Red-eared Slider - Trachemys scripta elegans

(Wied-Neuwied, 1838)






Range Map
Purple = range of T. s. elegans
Dark blue = range of introduced T. s. elegans
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Related or Similar Northwest Turtles:

Western Painted Turtle
Northern Pacific Pond Turtle



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An Alien Species in the Northwest

Red-eared Slider
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Adult with Juvenile Painted Turtle, King County, Washinton Adults, King County, Washington
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Adults, King County, Washington
Red-eared Slider    
Characteristic Red "ear" mark behind eye    
     
Habitat
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Urban lake habitat,
King County, Washington
Habitat, city park,
King County, Washington
 
     
Short Videos
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Red-eared Sliders basking, swimming, and sliding into a pond in California Red-eared Sliders basking at a small lake in California. A Red-eared Slider swims in a small lake in California then hauls out onto a log.
     
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