Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis

Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis

Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis

(Skink)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis

Common name

Skink

Main colour

Brown to grey-brown with flecks

Body size

Snout to vent 9 cm, tail to 14 cm long

Location

Cairns

Description

This fat-bodied nocturnal skink is commonly found in a variety of coastal habitats where it can be located sheltering under rocks, litter and debris. The body is brown to grey-brown with irregular small dark flecks or spots particularly on the flanks; the terminal portion of the tail may be quite dark. The belly is white to cream.