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Pond Slider

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.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Emydidae
    Genus Trachemys
    Species T. scripta
    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 under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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