Sightings of Trachemys scripta elegans (Reptilia: Emydidae), a New Potential Aquatic Alien Invasive Species in Trinidad, West Indies

Ryan S. Mohammed, Kerresha Khan, Saiyaad H. Ali


The first sightings of the Red eared pond slider Trachemys scripta elegans in Trinidad were documented by Mohammed et al. (2010). Records from various independent baseline surveys by R.S. Mohammed and S.H. Ali spanning 2005 to 2016 have now been collated to provide an updated account of the distribution. Site records of T. scripta elegans between January 2005 and January 2017 are presented in this report.

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