Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID886076
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusTrachemys
Speciesscripta
Subspecieselegans
Common NameRed-eared Slider
StateWI
CountyDane
LocalityYahara River Wetlands, along the 12/18 Beltline Hwy
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Rock
HUC8 Number07090002
HUC10 NameLake Monona-Yahara River
HUC10 Number0709000207
HUC12 NameLake Monona-Yahara River
HUC12 Number070900020702
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month6
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusunknown
Comments"...we encountered two empty turtle shells. The scutes were still intact but faded. I am able to identify the native Wisconsin species but these shells had me confused. A UW-Whitewater herpetologist was in our office yesterday and I had him take a look. He was fairly sure they are red-eared sliders. Upon viewing some photos of this species I would have to agree."
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/5/2020].

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