Amphibians and Reptiles

Pond Slider

Dr. E. O. Moll
Of the three subspecies of Pond Slider recognized in the U.S., only the Red-eared Slider is found in Illinois.

Check out the IDNR’s Wild About Illinois Turtles! website to learn about the Pond Slider.  There are three subspecies recognized in the United States, but only the Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is found in Illinois.

The Prairie Research Institute’s Illinois Natural History Survey provides a species distribution map and more natural history information.