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Cryptoblepharus metallicus

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(Metallic Snake-eyed Skink)




Cryptoblepharus metallicus

Common name

Metallic Snake-eyed Skink

Main colour

Body brown with paler stripes

Body size

Snout to vent about 4 cm, tail about 5 cm long


Cairns, Townsville area


This skink is chiefly found in dry open country but also in eucalypt woodlands closer to the coast. The body of this skink is dark brown with pale brown stripes. It blends into the fibrous bark of the eucalypts and can be hard to see. The tail is longer than the body, snout short.