Red-eared slider × yellow-bellied slider

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Red-eared slider × yellow-bellied slider
Red-eared slider × yellow-bellied slider on a rock.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Trachemys
Species: T. scripta
Subspecies: T. s. elegans × T. s. scripta

The red-eared slider × yellow-bellied slider (Trachemys scripta elegans × Trachemys scripta scripta)[1] is an intergradation of a red-eared slider and yellow-bellied slider subspecies.[2] 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.


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