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  • Red eared slider turtle Trachemys Scripta Elegans By: Matthew Haycock Grade:6 Fessenden School
  • Scientific classification
    • kingdom: Animalia
    • Phylum: Chordata
    • Class: Reptilia
    • Subclass: Anapsida
    • Order: Testudines
    • Family: Emydidae
    • Genus: Trachemys
    • Species: T.scripta
    • Subspecies: T.s elegans
  • Appearance
    • Red/orange ears
    • Green body
    • Yellow under belly
    • Long shell and claws
    • Short head
  • Habitat
    • Creeks
    • Rivers
    • Lakes with soft bottoms
    • Southern and central USA
  • Life cycle of red eared slider
    • Mating March-July
    • Lays 2-30 eggs
    • Eggs hatch between 60-90 days after laid
    • Lives 20+ years after
  • Diet
    • Red eared sliders are omnivores
    • Fish
    • Crayfish
    • Carrion
    • Tadpoles
    • Zebra muscles
    • Snails
    • Crickets
    • Mealworms
    • Wax worms
    • Plant material
  • Predators
    • Herons
    • Alligators
    • Raccoons
    • Skunks
    • Foxes
    • Humans for use as pets
  • How red eared sliders contribute to the environment
    • Red eared sliders contribute to the environment because they eat invasive species like Zebra mussels and they produce food for native species.
  • How humans impact red eared sliders
    • Red eared sliders are impacted by humans because humans take these turtles when they are small and when they get too big people let them go in the wild but the turtles don’t know how to survive.
  • What we can do to protect red eared sliders
    • We can start protecting red eared sliders by stop the capturing of the turtles and letting the turtles reproduce to get there numbers up.
  • Other interesting facts
    • Red eared sliders are named by the red mark behind there ears
  • Websites
    • www.wikipedia.org
    • www.anapsid.org