Red-eared slider

Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is a turtle native to the United States and northern Mexico. Its name is derived from it characteristic red stripes around the area where the turtle’s ear would be and its ability to slide quickly off any surface and into the water. These species are currently invading the natural water bodies of the Northeastern India, which houses 21 of the 29 vulnerable native Indian species of freshwater turtles and tortoises.


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