Tiliqua scincoides

Tiliqua scincoides

Tiliqua scincoides

(Common Blue-tongue, Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard)

FAMILY

Scincidae

Species

Tiliqua scincoides

Common name

Common Blue-tongue, Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard

Main colour

Silvery-grey to brown

Body size

Snout to vent 30 cm, tail to 22cm

Location

Townsville

Description

This large lizard is found in a variety of habitats where it forages on a variety of insects, flowers and fruits. Sleeps in hollow logs and amongst debris. It has a broad fat body, variable in colour but chiefly silvery-grey to brown with irregular darker bands, belly is paler. Slow moving, when cornered they hiss and display the large flat blue-tongue characteristic of the genus