Cryptoblepharus litoralis

Cryptoblepharus litoralis

Cryptoblepharus litoralis

(Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Cryptoblepharus litoralis

Common name

Skink

Main colour

Dark grey-brown to greenish-black

Body size

Snout to vent 5.5 cm, tail about 5.5. cm long

Location

Cairns

Description

This skink is usually found in rocky areas close to foreshores but may extend back to the foothills. Distinguished by the lower surface of the feet being a shiny black. The dark body has an irregularly edged pale stripe on both sides of the back, it is often bordered with black or dark brown particularly near the head and neck. Numerous flecks and spots may be found on the main body; belly is a dirty white.