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Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae)
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Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae)

General Description: Big Bend Sliders (Trachemys gaigeae) are flat-shelled pond turtles of slow-moving rivers and ponds in the Lower Rio Grande region. Look for an orange spot bordered with black on the side of the head.

Taxonomy: Sliders (Emydidae).

Technical Description:

Diet: Preys on crayfish, aquatic insects, worms, tadpoles, and hopefully non-native aquarium fish.

Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae)

Habitat: Aquatic habitats such as ponds and slow-moving rivers with aquatic vegetation. Bask on rocks and logs.

Range: Big Bend region of Texas and the Rio Grand Valley of New Mexico.

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Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae)
Basking on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande
Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae)
Shy turtle
Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae) Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae)
Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae) Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae)
Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae) Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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