Yellow-bellied Slider Trachemys scripta scripta (Wied-Neuwied, 1839)Non-native  -  Invasive    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Reptilia   >   Order Testudines   >   Family Emydidae   >   Genus Trachemys   

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Yellow-bellied Slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) is a non-native taxon that has occasionally been encountered in Maryland. It is native to the southeastern U.S. from Florida to southern Virginia.

There are 25 records in the project database.

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Yellow-bellied Slider in Carroll Co., Maryland (5/15/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Slider in Carroll Co., Maryland (5/15/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Slider in Kent Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Slider in Kent Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Slider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/18/2022). (c) dtread1, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dtread1 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Slider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/18/2022). (c) dtread1, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dtread1 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Slider in Howard Co., Maryland (10/23/2018). Photo by Linda Hunt. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Slider in Harford Co., Maryland (9/8/2020). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Slider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/28/2018). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Slider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/26/2021). (c) dtread1, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dtread1 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Slider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/17/2021). (c) dtread1, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dtread1 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Slider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/25/2021). (c) dtread1, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dtread1 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Slider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/21/2021). (c) dtread1, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dtread1 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Slider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/21/2021). (c) dtread1, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dtread1 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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MBP marks as "Invasive" any taxon listed in the Maryland Invasive Species Council (MISC) list of Invasive Species of Concern in Maryland. You can read their criteria and review the lists here: https://mdinvasives.org/species-of-concern/.

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