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

Impact ID4102
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionT. s. elegans demonstrated stronger, more aggressive feeding behaviors and better resource acquisition when placed in a heterospecific environment with Mauremys leprosa. Also, in competition with T. s. elegans, M. leprosa reduced its basking activity and avoided basking near the invasive turtles. This response in M. leprosa can lead to decreased efficiency in thermoregulation in individuals and could have physiological implications for species outcompeted for basking sites by the invasive.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationMadrid Province, Spain

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/29/2023].

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