Cryptoblepharous virgatus

Cryptoblepharous virgatus

Cryptoblepharous virgatus

(Striped Snake-eyed Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Cryptoblepharous virgatus

Common name

Striped Snake-eyed Skink

Main colour

Body dark brown with longitudinal stripes

Body size

Snout to vent 4 cm

Location

Townsville

Description

The skink has a dark brown body with cream and black stripes extending from near the eye to the base of the tail. An ear opening is present, and the eyes are covered by a transparent immovable scale.