Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID158669
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusTrachemys
Speciesscripta
Subspecieselegans
Common NameRed-eared Slider
StateCA
CountyMarin
LocalityPhoenix Lake; Marine Municipal Water District; on the nw side of Mount Tamalpais
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSan Pablo Bay
HUC8 Number18050002
HUC10 NameCorte Madera Creek-Frontal San Fransisco Bay Estuaries
HUC10 Number1805000209
HUC12 NameCorte Madera Creek
HUC12 Number180500020901
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13772
Author:Fimrite, P.
Date:2004
Title:Turtles Battle for Marin Turf: Native Western Pond Species is Being Driven out of its Home in Marin Water District Lakes.
Publisher:SFGate.com
Volume:2004
Issue:May 17
Comments46 turtles collected from 2 lakes (Phoenix and Alpine); including hatchlings
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen Impactoutcompeting the native western pond turtles for food, are taking the best basking spots, and may have introduced new diseases into the local turtle population


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/24/2019].

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