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

Impact ID4093
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionTrachemys scripta elegans outcompeted native European pond turtle Emys orbicularis for preferred basking sites in deep-water away from the pond’s banks.
Reference35747
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationFrance

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