Slider Turtle
Chrysemys scripta

Photo courtesy Curtis Miyasaka
April 5, 2005
Copyright (c) 2005 CM

To identify the Slider (also known as Basking Turtle), look for a red, orange, or yellow stripe or patch behind the eye. The chin is rounded on the underside. The carapace is olive to brown, with yellow stripes and bars. Its preferred habitat is shallow, weedy freshwater areas.

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