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Yellow Bellied Slider

Trachemys scripta scripta


Turtle with a dark, shiny carapace, and yellow plastron. Yellow markings on the head and legs. The shell was about a foot long.


forest underbrush.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Yellowbelly Slider
Trachemys scripta scripta Yellow-bellied slider
Red-eared slider
Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared slider

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Steven Sheppard
Steven Sheppard 7 years ago

Ah! a YELLOW bellied slider. That makes more sense.

JoshMrozowski 7 years ago

Definitely a yellow-bellied slider, the distinguishing feature is that yellow cresent shape behind the eye.

Steven Sheppard
Steven Sheppard 7 years ago

There wasn't any red on the head though.

Steven Sheppard
Spotted by
Steven Sheppard

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jan 8, 2006
Submitted on Jan 8, 2013

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