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Juvenile Dotted Writhing Skink

Lygosoma punctatum

Description:

Young skinks of this species have a distinctive red tail, but this colour is lost in adults. The red tail is replaced by small spots and these spots coalesce to form continuous lines as the individual ages. The dots are present on the head and extends to the snout.

Habitat:

Spotted near human habitation.


1 species ID suggestions

Juvenile Dotted Writhing Skink
Lygosoma punctatum Lygosoma punctata | The Reptile Database

16 Comments

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you Mauron!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you Lizziep..

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you so much dear Despina for your comments and for the ID support! !

Congrats for the SOTD, dear Pradeep Kumar, well deserved!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you Mich p...

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you so much AshleyT! Thanks to Project Noah! !!

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

Congrats Pradeep, this colorful skink has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!

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Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you Danielepralong..

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you Emily. .

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you Christine...

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you Polilla..

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you so much dear Despina for the comments!

It's a beauty, dear Pradeep Kumar!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you Ashutosh!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 2 years ago

Nice find!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you Despina for the id..

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 12.92, Long: 80.08

Spotted on Aug 15, 2016
Submitted on Aug 15, 2016

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