Carlia jarnoldae

Carlia jarnoldae

Carlia jarnoldae

(Lined Rainbow Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Carlia jarnoldae

Common name

Lined Rainbow Skink

Main colour

Basically brown with flecks and/or stripes

Body size

Snout to vent 4-5 cm

Location

Townsville

Description

This skink which is chiefly found in woodland is sometimes referred to as the ‘Jewel skink’. The colour of the body varies according to sex; the breeding male is brown with dark stripes and blue spots on the upper portion of the flank, the lower portion has an orange stripe; the female is brown with darker flecks and a white stripe on the flank. The lower eyelid is normal and the forelimbs have 4 fingers or digits but there are 5 on the hind limbs.

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Carlia jarnoldae