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The yellow-bellied slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) is a land and water turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. This subspecies of pond slider is native to the southeastern United States, specifically from Florida to southeastern Virginia, and is the most common turtle species in its range. It is found in a wide variety of habitats, including slow-moving rivers, floodplain swamps, marshes, seasonal wetlands, and permanent ponds. Yellow-bellied sliders are popular as pets.
|Female yellow-bellied slider|
T. s. scripta
|Trachemys scripta scripta|
|The ranges of the three subspecies of pond slider. The yellow-bellied slider is in yellow.|