Overview of the pond slider Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) (Testudines: Emydidae) records in Montenegro

Authors

  • Vuk Iković NGO Montenegrin Ecologists Society, Martinići bb, 81410 Danilovgrad
  • Jelena Popović NGO Montenegrin Ecologists Society, Martinići bb, 81410 Danilovgrad
  • Slađana Gvozdenović-Nikolić NGO Montenegrin Ecologists Society, Martinići bb, 81410 Danilovgrad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.2.61-68

Keywords:

invasive species, distribution, pond slider, Montenegro

Abstract

The Pond Slider is one of the 100 world's most invasive alien species, widely introduced to Europe and all over the world. The number of specimens recorded in nature is increasing in the Balkans, including Montenegro. In this paper, we present literature and new findings of pond sliders in this country. So far, 10 known localities have been identified, most of them in the Mediterranean biogeographical region. Records are from different aquatic ecosystems, including lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. Locality Mrke-Blizna is identified as a potential breeding site, as numerous specimens are present here including hatchlings.

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30.12.2023

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Iković, V., Popović, J., & Gvozdenović-Nikolić, S. (2023). Overview of the pond slider Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) (Testudines: Emydidae) records in Montenegro. Natura Sloveniae, 25(2), 61-68. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.2.61-68

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