Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

Also known as American Aquatic Turtle, Aquatic Turtle, Common Slider, Cumberland Slider, Red-eared Slider Turtle, Red-eared Terrapin, Red-eared Turtle, Slider Turtle, Soft-shell Turtle, Water Slider Turtle

Description

Also known as American Aquatic Turtle, Aquatic Turtle, Common Slider, Cumberland Slider, Red-eared Slider Turtle, Red-eared Terrapin, Red-eared Turtle, Slider Turtle, Soft-shell Turtle, Water Slider Turtle.

Found resting on logs and rocks sunbathing in creeks, lakes, ponds and slow-moving rivers streams and swamps.
They feed on insects and aquatic plants.
Females usually larger than males.
Length - 40cm
Depth - In and out the water
North America - United States and Mexico

This is a semiaquatic turtle a subspecies of the pond slider.
A popular pet across the world and as such has become an invasive species. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-eared_slider

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