Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID242737
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusTrachemys
Speciesscripta
Subspecieselegans
Common NameRed-eared Slider
StateNY
CountySuffolk
LocalityEast River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSouthern Long Island
HUC8 Number02030202
Map
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Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17281
Author:Hope, B.
Date:2007
Title:Chinatown Turtle Tug of War Felt in Central Park.
Publisher:The New York Sun
Issue:August 17, 2007
CommentsNewspaper article concerning the release of turtles as part of Buddhist fangsheng ("release of life") ceremonies.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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