Wild Florida Photo - Trachemys scripta

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Trachemys scripta

  var.  elegans

RED-EARED SLIDER

Synonym: Pseudemys scripta elegans

Not native to Florida

 

Native to the Mississippi River drainages, this is the little turtle that has been sold in pet and other stores for years and is one of the most widely exported reptile species. Often released into the wild when they get large, they compete with native species and have become established in parts of Florida and throughout the world.

 
Trachemys scripta is a member of the Emydidae - Box turtles and Pond turtles family.

Other species of the Trachemys genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Trachemys scripta var. scripta - YELLOWBELLY SLIDER



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Date record last modified:
Jun 06, 2006









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