Red-Eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans

Red-Eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans
Trachemys scripta elegans

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The red-eared slider was named for the small red stripe around its ears and its ability to quickly slide off logs and banks. Though they are an aquatic species, they depend on the sun to regulate their temperature and are often seen basking in large groups called a "bale."

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“Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys Scripta Elegans).” Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/reptiles/turtles/red-eared-slider/.