Habitat: Lives in freshwater lake and pond habitats
Range: South-eastern United States of America
Natural Diet: Aquatic
invertebrates and plants
Status in the Wild: Not evaluated
Yellow-bellied sliders have yellow markings on their body. They are predominantly aquatic leaving only to bask in the sun and to build terrestrial nests. The female sliders are larger than the males. These turtles breed prolifically laying up to 2 and half dozen eggs per clutch. They could lay five clutches per year.
They are popular as pets are are considered an invasive species.