Trachemys scripta scripta
|Common Name:||Yellow-bellied Slider|
|Scientific Name:||Trachemys scripta scripta|
|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:||scripta is derived from the Latin word scriptura meaning "a writing".|
|Average Length:||5 - 8 in. (12.5 - 20.3 cm)|
|Virginia Record Length:|
|Record length:||11.4 in. (28.9 cm)|
Virginia Wildlife Action Plan Rating Tier IV - Moderate Conservation Need - The species may be rare in parts of its range, particularly on the periphery. Populations of these species have demonstrated a significant declining trend or one is suspected which, if continued, is likely to qualify this species for a higher tier in the foreseeable future. Long-term planning is necessary to stabilize or increase populations.
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet
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