Red-eared slider × yellow-bellied slider
|Red-eared slider × yellow-bellied slider|
|Subspecies:||T. s. elegans × T. s. scripta|
The red-eared slider × yellow-bellied slider (Trachemys scripta elegans × Trachemys scripta scripta) is an intergradation of a red-eared slider and yellow-bellied slider subspecies. On the side of its head where a normal yellow-bellied slider would have solid yellow, there will be red interposed. The bottom of the shell is a bright yellow with varying numbers of black dots. In the wild it eats minnows, plants, carrion, snails and insects that fall in the water.
- Variation and Species Status of Slider Turtles (Emydidae: Trachemys) in the Southwestern United States and Adjacent Mexico
- Hybrid Red Eared Slider X Yellow Belly Slider at YouTube
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