Profiles various amphibian and reptile species in the province. The profiles describe the species and their homes, what they eat, where they live, how they are doing, and what?s being done to help them in B.C. In the case of invasive species, there is a description of what can be done to avoid the spread of teh species.
The Slider is not a native species in British Columbia. Its natural range includes the southeastern United States south through Mexico, Central America and Brazil. Due to the thoughtless release by pet-owners into ponds and streams far from home, this turtle is now found as far aﬁeld as Australia, California, France, Sweden, South Africa and Canada. The number of Sliders in B.C. waters is unknown. Understanding the distribution of this species is essential, as its spread could have harmful effects on B.C. wetland communities.
Ministry of Environment. 2007. Slider (turtle watch factsheet). Ministry of Environment. Frogwatch factsheet. 2
Topic: Alien (Invasive) Species
Keywords: bc, british columbia, frogwatch,
Scientific Name: Trachemys scripta
English Name: Slider
Other Identifier: turtlewatch
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