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Eastern Water Skink

Eulamprus quoyii

Description:

There are 389 species of skink in Australia, which is about half of our lizard species. The Eastern Water Skink is a medium sized, stocky, long-tailed skink, coloured dark brown to olive above and cream to white underneath. The tail is usually olive green. It has obvious external ear hole. It has a sleek body and short legs, and can grow up to 30cms, tail included. It feeds on other lizards, freshwater shrimp, and insects (aquatic and land).

Habitat:

Spotted amongst boulders along Bald Rock Creek in Girraween National Park. Very much an aquatic environment which these skinks love. Here's some park info - http://www.rymich.com/girraween/

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4 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

A long shot, so lost some clarity. Lizards are awesome, and I never tire of seeing them.

389 species of skink, half that of your lizard species! Sounds like a field day to me. Nice shot.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

He was living in a pretty cool spot too. Great for summer.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Great series Neil. Handsome little skinks.

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 16, 2014
Submitted on Mar 1, 2015

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