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  Trachemys scripta elegans
  Family Name : Emydidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Red-eared Slider, Elegant Slider

 
Red-eared Slider,Elegant Slider
  • Description
    • Description :
      Carapace olive brown with yellowish streaks, domed in side view, with five vertebral scutes, and without serrated margins. Plastron yellow with a round black spot on each scute. Head green with numerous yellow stripes and a broad bright red streak behind the eye. Limbs and tail green with yellow stripes.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Found in ponds and reservoirs.
      Habitats :
      Terrestrial, Urban, Freshwater, Pond
      Distribution :
      Native to North America.
      Parks & Gardens :
      Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, Bedok Reservoir Park, Bedok Town Park, Bishan Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Bukit Batok Town Park, Kent Ridge Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Woodlands Town Garden
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Exotic / Introduced
      Conservation Status :
      Common
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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