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Five-lined Skink

Eumeces fasciatus

Description:

The American Five-lined Skink is small to medium sized, growing to about 12.5 to 21.5 centimetres (4.9 to 8.5 in) total length. Young Five-lined Skinks are dark brown to black with five distinctive white to yellowish stripes running along the body and a bright blue tail. The blue color fades to light blue with age, and the stripes also may slowly disappear. The dark brown color fades, too, and older individuals are often uniformly brownish.

Habitat:

On the Christmas Road trail in Jean LaFitte National Historic Park and Preserve.

Notes:

This spotting was part of the 2013 Bioblitz. On the Christmas Road trail in Jean LaFitte National Historic Park and Preserve.

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ronfellows2020
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ronfellows2020

Louisiana, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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