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Nicaraguan Slider

Nicaraguan slider is a turtle occurring in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. There are no recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Subclass Anapsida
    Order Testudines
    Family Emydidae
    Genus Trachemys
    Scientific Name Trachemys emolli

    Size Males: 8–12 in (20–30 cm)
    Females: Around 15 in (38 cm) or larger
    Color Many circular markings including yellow markings on the outer shell against a olive green to dark brown background and a dark spot appears in the middle of each marking
    Distribution Nicaragua and Costa Rica
    Habitat Lakes, streams
    Diet Hatchlings are more carnivorous and turn more herbivorous with age
    Breeding Season December to May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 35 eggs
    Incubation Period  69 to 123 days
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on March 20th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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