Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839) (ITIS)
Mississippi River drainage (Hegan 2014)
Earliest releases occurred during the 1930s (NAS Database)
Pet releases and escapes (NAS Database)
May compete with native turtle species (Hegan 2014)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
Council or Task Force
State and Local Government
Hegan, Allison E. 2014. Alien herpetofauna pathways, invasions, current management practices and control method ethics: A review of some significant problems in the USA. The Herpetological Bulletin 129:3-14.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Trachemys scripta elegans. [Accessed Sep 22, 2023].
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Fact Sheet - Red-Eared Slider. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Sep 22, 2023].