|Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied), an 1865 engraving by Karl Bodmer, who accompanied the authority on his expedition|
|At the Cincinnati Zoo|
T. s. elegans
|Trachemys scripta elegans|
The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is a semi-aquatic turtle. It belongs to the family Emydidae. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States. It lives in Southern United States. It is also found in many other places as an invasive species. They can be found in the US state of California where it was introduced. Rhubarb leaves are poisonous for them. Overfeeding may cause diseases for the turtles.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Trachemys scripta elegans at Wikimedia Commons
- Red-ear slider
- Discovery Channel's Animal Planet: Red-eared slider
- Information on aquatic turtles & tortoises including a few articles specific to Red-eared Terrapin Archived 2013-12-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Gulf Coast Turtle & Tortoise Society: Natural History: Red-eared slider
References[change | change source]
- Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 207–208. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 29 May 2012.