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Species profile—Trachemys scripta elegans (red-eared slider)


Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Emydidae (emydid turtles, pond turtles, terrapins) → Trachemys scripta elegans (red-eared slider)

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Species details

Animalia (animals)
Reptilia (reptiles)
Emydidae (emydid turtles, pond turtles, terrapins)
Scientific name
Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839)
Common name
red-eared slider
Type reference
Wied-Newied, M.A.P., prinz von. (1839) Reise in das innere Nord-America in den jahren 1832 bis 1834. 2 volumes. J. Hoelscher, Coblenz, 1839-41.
WildNet taxon ID
Biosecurity Act 2014 (BIO) status
Restricted Matter
Conservation significant
Pest status
Feral Animal
Species environment
Aquatic & Terrestrial

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0.

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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