Ctenotus robustus

Ctenotus robustus

Ctenotus robustus

(Eastern Striped Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Ctenotus robustus

Common name

Eastern Striped Skink

Main colour

Brown to olive with stripes

Body size

Snout to vent about 11 cm, tail about 12 cm long

Location

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This skink is widely distributed in a variety of habitats. The body varies in colour from fawn to brown to olive-brown with conspicuous stripes running from the head along the body and tail. The vertebral stripe is not prominent. Lower surface paler with some darker markings.