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1 Species ID Suggestions

metallic skink
Carinascincus metallicus Carinascincus metallicus - Wikipedia


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6 Comments

Machi
Machi a year ago

Carinascincus metallicus is not known to occur in Hawaii as far as I can tell, unless you have some sources indicating otherwise I would doubt that this photo is that species. Metallic skink or Garden Skink (Lampropholis delicata) is listed as introduced to the island. See https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/... and http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Field-He...

Gaia80
Gaia80 a year ago

However, the head seems to elongated in this picture, maybe it doesn't matter? But just a thing I noticed.

Gaia80
Gaia80 a year ago

You might be right @Saturniidae27, it looks the same to me as well :D

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 a year ago

it looks to me like Lampropholis delicata, because in the picture in my link, and in this spotting, have a bronze shade on the top side of the body.
Here is the link (: http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/spe...

Gaia80
Gaia80 a year ago

I think this might be the Delicate Garden Skink, as the start of the tail-section is similar to this species, however the picture is a bit blurry so I'm not able to make any more detailed indetification. It fits the geographical area and color as well. But I might be wrong. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/38293-L...

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Hello rachellemozeleski and welcome to the Project Noah community!

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This is a nice first spotting, thanks for sharing it with us – just please bear in mind to fill the form as much as you can. If you don’t know the organism, describe at least the place where the organism was potted in “Habitat” paragraph; as that information can help to identify it.

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rachellemozeleski
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rachellemozeleski

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 2, 2020
Submitted on Jan 2, 2020

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