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Yellow-bellied Slider

Trachemys scripta scripta

1 species ID suggestions

Yellow-bellied slider
Trachemys scripta scripta Yellow-bellied slider


LisaPowers 6 years ago

Thanks everyone!

monika.antoni 6 years ago

I think it's the yellow bellied slider because that's just the kind of turtle someone buys, outgrows the aquarium and is then released "to the wild". Here in Vienna we already have a population of red-eared slider and yellow-bellied sliders in the Prater because people always released them in the same spot.

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Jellis, You may be right...but I suspect this is a released pet. It had no color at all on the shell (at most carapace was 4-5 inches) and shows some was also basking on a cloudy day when nothing else was...none of the RES or watersnakes or even frogs. It also showed zero fear or nervousness about us.

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Mine has a yellow eye ring and yellow lips.

Hema 6 years ago

I see what you mean jellis.

Jellis 6 years ago

The yellow stripe behind that eye is the marking of a yellow bellied pond slider.

Hema 6 years ago

this surely does not look like a false map turtle

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.84, Long: -86.39

Spotted on Sep 4, 2012
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

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