Carlia decora

Carlia decora

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(Elegant Rainbow Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Carlia decora

Common name

Elegant Rainbow Skink

Main colour

Body grey to brown with flecks

Body size

Snout to vent about 5.2 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This common skink, which is found in woodland and open forest, has 4 fingers and 5 toes per limb. The body is grey to brown with black and white flecks, the breeding male can be readily distinguished by a red stripe between the fore and hindlegs. Female and non-breeding males have a prominent white stripe along the flank. Lower eyelid is movable. This species was previously confused with Carlia pectoralis (Conrad Hoskin pers comm.)

Other Images

Carlia pectoralis