On the occurrence of the Pond Slider Turtle Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) (Testudines: Emydidae) from southwestern Turkey





Trachemys scripta, T. s. elegans, T. s. scripta, Invasive species, Datça, Turkey


Trachemys scripta is included among the 100 most invasive species worldwide. Since the first report on the presence of pond slider turtle from natural habitats in Turkey, distribution of this invasive species comprises almost nine provinces from Turkey. However, this number should more likely to be higher than reported in the literature. Besides, there is a lack of knowledge on which subspecies are exist in the invaded habitats. Within this study, we presented the presence of two subspecies of the invasive alien slider turtle for the first time from the Kargı Cove / Datça (Turkey). We also suggest certain precautions should be taken against slider turtle for the purpose of make contribution to prevent their invasion in our biodiversity.


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How to Cite

Yakin, B. Y. ., Çiçek, K., Bayrakci, Y. ., Günay, U. K. ., AFSAR , M. ., AYAZ, D. ., & Tok, C. V. (2023). On the occurrence of the Pond Slider Turtle Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) (Testudines: Emydidae) from southwestern Turkey. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 8(1), 89–98. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7701167