Ctenotus spaldingi

Ctenotus spaldingi

Ctenotus spaldingi

(Spalding’s Ctenotus)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Ctenotus spaldingi

Common name

Spalding’s Ctenotus

Main colour

Brown to reddish-brown chiefly

Body size

Snout to vent 10 cm, tail to 30 cm long

Location

Cairns

Description

This tropical skink can be found amongst grasses, in low vegetation and rocky outcrops from the coast to the savannas. Often hides in shallow burrows. Similar to C. robustus in colour, but the dorsal stripes are obscure or absent however the lateral stripes are present; belly is whitish. It has a long slender tail.