AnAge entry for Trachemys scripta

Classification (HAGRID: 03345)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Emydidae
                    Genus: Trachemys
Species
Trachemys scripta
Common name
Common slider
Synonyms
Chrysemys scripta

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
41.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 451
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild these animals live up to 30 years. Studies in the wild failed to find any increase in mortality with age [0527].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,920 days
Male sexual maturity
1,460 days
Incubation
75 days
Clutch size
13 (oviparous)
Adult weight
240 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
297ºK or 23.9ºC or 74.9ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.1157 W
Body mass
240.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000482 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173819
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 34903
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