Carlia longipes

Carlia longipes

Carlia longipes

(Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Carlia longipes

Common name

Skink

Main colour

Brown with some flecks

Body size

Snout to vent 6.5 cm, tail to 6.5 cm long

Location

Cairns

Description

This skink is usually found in grassy areas associated with coastal areas, around swamps and in woodlands. Usually in amongst ground litter but may climb up on to logs. Body varies in colour from pale to dark brown, tail is a paler brown and may bear some whitish spots. Head is paler than the body, flanks are reddish-brown, belly is whitish. There is a black stripe from the nostril to near the forelimb. Breeding males are flushed with orange. Four fingers per forelimb, 5 toes per hind limb.