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

Impact ID4106
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionRed-eared Sliders have been shown to outcompete Chinese native turtle Mauremys sinensis for food, basking sites, and nesting sites. Scientists have also observed this species aggressively attacking other native turtles through biting, pushing, swiping, and climbing, sometimes disturbing the mating of sympatric turtles.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/10/2023].

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