Red-Eared Slider

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Red-Eared Slider

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Red-Eared SliderOldDesign.jpg

Character Data
Also known as: Pond Slider
Japanese Name: アカミミガメ
Romanised Name: Akamimigame
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Trachemys scripta elegans
Distribution: United States, Mexico
Diet: Omnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 30 years
Read More: Red-eared slider
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Red-Eared Slider Pavilion Nexon Game

The Red-Eared Slider is a type of Turtle Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

The Red-Eared Slider has dark green hair that goes past her shoulders with two dark yellow streaks on her bangs. There are red markets with dark yellow edges on the sides of two side bangs that cup her face. She has lighter green irises.

She wears a tan puffy fests with green patterns resembling the bottom of a Slider's stomach. The vest covers a black dress shirt and green tie. Her arm sleeves, thigh highs, and tail have the same dark green color with dark yellow stripes. The dark green and yellow stripe coloration also appears on her sneakers, which have dark green tied shoelaces and tips that are segmented into "toes. She's shy, hiding behind a green shell with tan and dark green markings.

Her old design shares base similarities with her new design, but has much less detail and is less directly themed to the actual animal. Her hair shape is the same as the new design, but with bluish grey hair and red markings on the side. her irises are also blue grey. She wears dark grey armor with shoulder pads and thigh covers that look like turtle shells over a light green body shoes. She wears grey thigh highs. She still has a shell, but it's much smaller and more like an shield. The shell is green with dark yellow edges.

In Real Life

Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), also known as the red-eared terrapin, is a semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. This turtle lives in ponds, lakes, marshes, and in slow-moving rivers that have soft, muddy bottoms. The red-eared slider turtles common in the pet trade are native to only part of the United States, but are turning up where they are not native across the country and around the globe. [2]

Red-eared sliders are omnivores. In the wild, they feed on aquatic vegetation, small fish and decaying material such as dead fish and frogs. Raccoons, otters, mink, foxes, and other medium-sized animals will prey on turtles and their eggs. For protection, they can quickly retract their head and legs into their hard shell. [2]

Sliders occur in most freshwater habitats, but prefer quiet waters with soft bottoms, abundance of aquatic vegetation, and suitable basking sites. For a sound hibernation in winter, clean waters with sufficient amounts of oxygen are needed. Red-eared sliders are strong swimmers and will spend a majority of their time in the water. They bask a lot, and during warm, sunny days, wild red-ears love to stack on top of each other while doing so. The sun exposure helps rid them of parasites. The slightest movement or sound will send them sliding off their rocks or logs and back into the water. [1] [3]

Trivia

  • Red-Eared Sliders are now considered among the world's 100 most invasive species in the human society.
  • Pond sliders communicate with touch and vibrations.
  • The sex of the Red-eared Slider is determined by the temperature during development

References

1. Scalera, Riccardo. "Trachemys scripta" (PDF). Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe. Europe Aliens.

2. "Red-eared Slider". Washington NatureMapping Program.

3. Vin Ma. "Red-Eared Slider Care Sheet". Reptile Magazine.

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