The Pond slider is a turtle species, with 3 subspecies, that inhabit the ponds and other water bodies in selected regions of both the Americas. They are popular in the pet trade, despite being named among the 100 most invasive species in the world.
|Scientific Name||Trachemys scripta|
|Length||125-289 mm (5-12 in), depending upon the subspecies|
|Coloration||The carapace is a combination of moss green, yellow and dark brown, rest vary between subspecies|
|Distribution||South Central and Eastern parts of the US and northern Mexico|
|Habitat||Enclosed freshwater bodies|
|Diet||Omnivorous, consumes both animal (including crustaceans) and plant matters|
|Breeding Season||March to June|
|Clutch Size||2 to 24 eggs|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|
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Published on September 12th 2017 by staff under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.
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