Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus

Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus

Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus

(Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus

Common name

A skink

Main colour

Body greyish-brown with ragged stripes

Body size

Snout to vent 5.5 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small skink has a greyish-brown body with pale irregular stripes which appear to have ragged edges, feet are brownish on the lower surface. An ear opening is present, and the eyes are covered by a transparent scale which is immovable. This skink is now considered to only occur in Western Australia and is not in Queensland.