White's Skink

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The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industry/McCann | David De Angelis | Akash Samuel

Liopholis whitii


Body is grey-brown, often with red-brown towards the front of the body. Unpatterned above or with two broad, irregular, black stripes enclosing a series of white or yellow spots. Sides plain or mottled with prominent black-edged pale spots. White to light grey underneath. Body length up to 11 cm.


Details
Type
Reptile
Group
Other Common Names
Centralian Ranges Rock-skink
Biology

Viviparous (live young).

Distinctive Markings

Head with a pale streak running from above the mouth to the ear, passing under the eye.

Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Scincidae
Species
whitii

White's Skinks prefers rocky habitats with well-developed canopy cover. They can be found basking or foraging on rocky outcrops or sheltering in burrows under rock slabs or logs.


Interesting Facts
Diet

Omnivore, including ants, leaf-hoppers, spiders, and millipedes and occasionally they consume plant material.

Habitat

Found in dry forests, open woodlands and coastal heath.

Native Status
Native to Australia