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Yellow-bellied Slider
Trachemys scripta

Habitat: Lives in freshwater lake and pond habitats

Range: South-eastern U.S.A

Natural Diet: Aquatic invertebrates and plants

Status in the Wild: Least Concern (Common)

 

Animal Facts

Yellow-bellied sliders have yellow markings on their body. They are predominantly aquatic leaving the water only to bask in the sun or 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.

The slider has yellow markings on its body

 

Distributional range in the U.S.