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

Impact ID4121
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionDemkowska-Kutrzepa et al. (2018) review reports of Nearctic parasites in T. s. elegans present in Europe and Asia. Evidence of two helminth parasites ( Spirorchis elegans and Spiroxys contortus) host-switching from T. s. elegans to native European turtle, Emys orbicularis, has been found in Spain, Bulgaria, and Romania.
Reference35820
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationEurope

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/27/2022].

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