Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID235818
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusTrachemys
Speciesscripta
Subspecieselegans
Common NameRed-eared Slider
StateNY
CountyRockland
LocalityLake Sebago, Harriman State Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameHackensack-Passaic
HUC8 Number02030103
HUC10 NameRamapo River
HUC10 Number0203010302
HUC12 NameStony Brook
HUC12 Number020301030202
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month10
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased pet | escaped captivity pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15902
Author:Hall, W.A.
Date:2006
Title:The trouble with (non-local) turtles: Alien species might carry risky diseases that could harm local populations of reptiles.
CommentsNewspaper article about invasive turtles, specifically Red-eared sliders in Harriman State Park, NY. The author speculates that the turtles are released by pet owners and religious groups.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactThe article suggests that the invasive turtles may carry diseases that could infect native animals (turtles and frogs)


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