Animal Pest Alert – Red-eared Slider Turtle

The Red-eared Slider Turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) is a subspecies of the Pond or Common Slider (T. scripta). It is not native to Australia, but has established isolated populations here as well as in other countries.
The Red-eared Slider has significant potential to spread further in Australia, so it is important to report any found in the wild.

Contains information on identification, distribution, pest potential and risk management.

Author Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Date null
Year 2009
Publisher Government of Western Australia
Department Department of Agriculture and Food
Pages 4
Notes Notes
ISBN/ISSN No. 6/2009
Region Australia - national


Red-eared Slider Turtle