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1 Species ID Suggestions

Apple
Apple 12 years ago
Mexican Orante Slider
Trachemys venusta Meso-American slider


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14 Comments

turtles2penguins
turtles2penguins 9 years ago

great picture!!

bandhturtlesite
bandhturtlesite 11 years ago

This is a Trachemys venusta or the Belize/Meso American Slider. They can get up to a foot long in shell length. I have a close, Central American, relative to this species at home, a Nicaraguan Slider Trachemys emolli.

Scarletthdz
Scarletthdz 12 years ago

Apple: I actually don't know if they sell them, they were a gift :) i'll try to do a little more research
SatyenMethta: thanks!

Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago

Lovely shots.

Apple
Apple 12 years ago

It appears they are being sold as pets online. They seem to be a fancier version for sale where the patterns are more pronounced. Beautiful turtle. You might find information under the following as well: Trachemys scripta venusta

Scarletthdz
Scarletthdz 13 years ago

haha i know... don't worry,. some day we'll figure it out.. :)

MeganPerez
MeganPerez 13 years ago

Ook. Now I see what you mean. Thinking painted turtle, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what type exactly.

Scarletthdz
Scarletthdz 13 years ago

ready.. :)

Scarletthdz
Scarletthdz 13 years ago

i'll upload them again..:)

Scarletthdz
Scarletthdz 13 years ago

i don't remember exactly if they had red marks.. they're like 5 years old..
but I'm really curious about their shells... i haven't found another turtle with this kind of shell..yet.. haha :)

MeganPerez
MeganPerez 13 years ago

On a second look, the red spots should've shown already so its not a RES. The other two pics won't load for me so I can't tell from just the head shot.

MeganPerez
MeganPerez 13 years ago

They look like older turtles. Did they have red markings on their ears?
There's some other related species that lack the markings

Scarletthdz
Scarletthdz 13 years ago

but why is the shell so different from the ones i've found on google?

MeganPerez
MeganPerez 13 years ago

If it has/d red markings where his neck is scooched in, it'd be a Red-eared slider

Scarletthdz
Spotted by
Scarletthdz

Campeche, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 4, 2011
Submitted on Feb 24, 2011

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