Animal Species:Elegant Snake-eyed Skink - Cryptoblepharus pulcher
The Elegant Snake-eyed Skink is common in Sydney and is most often seen on vertical surfaces such as walls, fences and tree trunks.
Standard Common Name
Elegant Snake-eyed Skink
Wall Skink, Fence Skink
The Elegant Snake-eyed Skink has a distinct white stripe along its body from the eye area to the base of its tail, and its flat shape enables it to squeeze into small cracks and crevices.
The Elegant Snake-eyed Skink is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
The Elegant Snake-eyed Skink lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands, grasslands. This skink is quite active and appears to be more common in urban areas than surrounding bushland. However, because of its small size, it may often go undetected in the wild.
Feeding and Diet
The Elegant Snake-eyed Skink is an active hunter and feeds on invertebrates such as small insects.
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