Trachemys scripta elegans
Trachemys scripta elegans
(Red-eared Slider)
Native Transplant

Impact ID4091
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionVerneau et al. (2011) observed several cases of host-switching in Polystomatid worms (Polystomoides oris, Neopolystoma orbiculare, and Neopolystoma spp.) from T. s. elegans to indigenous (France) Emys orbicularis and Mauremys leprosa in captivity.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/4/2023].

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