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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.
A red-eared slider.

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.

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