Trachemys scripta elegans
|Common Name:||Red-eared Slider|
|Scientific Name:||Trachemys scripta elegans|
|Genus:||Trachemys is derived from the Greek word trachys which means "roughness" and emys which means "turtle".|
|Species:||scripta is derived from the Latin word scriptura meaning "a writing".|
|Subspecies:||elegans is derived from the Latin and means "elegant".|
|Average Length:||5 - 8 in. (12.5 - 20.3 cm)|
|Virginia Record Length:|
|Record length:||11.4 in. (28.9 cm)|
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet
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Adult - Fairfax Co.