Aggressive interactions during feeding between native and invasive freshwater turtles

@article{PoloCavia2010AggressiveID,
  title={Aggressive interactions during feeding between native and invasive freshwater turtles},
  author={Nuria Polo-Cavia and Pilar L{\'o}pez and Jos{\'e} Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={1387-1396}
}
The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is a worldwide highly invasive species, currently introduced in most freshwater habitats as a consequence of massive pet trade. In the Iberian Peninsula, this species is competing with and displacing the endangered native Spanish terrapin (Mauremys leprosa). Sliders are considered environmentally-aggressive turtles, capable of threatening or biting other individuals during competitive activities such as feeding. We hypothesized that agonistic… CONTINUE READING
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