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

33 results for Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared Slider)

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Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
4090 Trachemys scripta elegans Competition Experimental Laboratory Pearson et al. (2015) show that T. s. elegans outcompetes and negatively impacts... 27501
4091 Trachemys scripta elegans Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Observational Laboratory Verneau et al. (2011) observed several cases of host-switching in Polystomatid worms... 35744
4092 Trachemys scripta elegans Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Experimental Laboratory T. s. elegans can act as a vector for ranavirus transmission to other ectothermic... 35746
4093 Trachemys scripta elegans Competition Experimental Field Trachemys scripta elegans outcompeted native European pond turtle Emys... 35747
4095 Trachemys scripta elegans Habitat Alteration Experimental Field The presence of T. s. elegans in experimental ponds significantly affected several... 35748
4096 Trachemys scripta elegans Human Health Observational N/A Pet ownership of T. s. elegans was associated with cases of Salmonella outbreaks... 35751
4101 Trachemys scripta elegans Competition Experimental Field The health and survival of the endangered European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) declined... 35766
4102 Trachemys scripta elegans Competition Experimental Laboratory T. s. elegans demonstrated stronger, more aggressive feeding behaviors and better resource... 35767
4103 Trachemys scripta elegans Competition Experimental Laboratory In competition with T. s. elegans, Mauremys leprosa reduced its basking activity... 35768
4106 Trachemys scripta elegans Competition Observational N/A Red-eared Sliders have been shown to outcompete Chinese native turtle Mauremys sinensis... 35785
4107 Trachemys scripta elegans Genetic Observational N/A Red-eared Sliders have been shown to hybridize with the Chinese stripe-necked turtle, Mauremys... 35785
4108 Trachemys scripta elegans Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Observational Field A significant number of Salmonella cases were recorded in Red-eared Sliders residing in... 35785
4109 Trachemys scripta elegans Human Health Observational N/A A child caught a severe Salmonella enterica infection from her pet turtle (Trachemys... 35786
4121 Trachemys scripta elegans Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Anecdotal N/A Demkowska-Kutrzepa et al. (2018) review reports of Nearctic parasites in T. s.... 35820
4122 Trachemys scripta elegans Other Experimental Laboratory Rana temporaria tadpoles exposed to T. s. elegans and its kairomones (i. e.... 35821
4364 Trachemys scripta elegans Genetic Observational Field T. s. elegans hybridizes with T. s. scripta and T. gaigeae in the... 36306
4366 Trachemys scripta elegans Genetic Anecdotal N/A Intergeneric hybridization (Trachemys x Pseudemys and Trachemys x Graptemys) is... 36307
4368 Trachemys scripta elegans Predation/Herbivory Anecdotal N/A Red-eared Sliders are opportunistic omnivores and are likely to impact a host of plant and animal... 36308
4372 Trachemys scripta elegans Human Health Experimental Laboratory The ability of Trachemys scripta to survive for long periods of time in anoxic conditions... 36310
4373 Trachemys scripta elegans Harvest Anecdotal N/A There is a large industry for turtle cuisine in some cultures (including Red-eared Sliders) - it is... 13314
4375 Trachemys scripta elegans Recreation Observational Field Many people around the world purchase sliders and keep them in ponds for aesthetic purposes. 36311
4381 Trachemys scripta elegans Competition Anecdotal N/A Researchers suggest that T. s. elegans poses a significant threat to the critically... 36308
4382 Trachemys scripta elegans Genetic Anecdotal N/A The hybridization of freshwater turtles with introduced T. s. elegans have been reported... 36308
4383 Trachemys scripta elegans Predation/Herbivory Experimental Laboratory Prey items that do not have coevolutionary history with T. s. elegans may be naive to... 35752
4384 Trachemys scripta elegans Competition Experimental Field T. s. elegans overlaps in niche for food resources with Mauremys reevesii, an... 36316
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