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Southern Water Skink

Eulamprus tympanum

Description:

A very attractive medium sized skink with a flat brown back and tail that looked tessellated. Sides were dark with white markings. Throat and belly were pale. eyes were black.

Habitat:

Spotted near the Yarra (River) flowing through a reserve. Found near water courses or in wet forests away from water bodies.

Notes:

This skink is ground dwelling and semi-arboreal. It preys on small invertebrates and small frogs and skinks. It shelters in burrows dug near tree roots and hollows and if alarmed will drop into water and swim just beneath the surface and away from danger.
Females bear about 2 to 8 live young in mid to late summer.

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Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.73, Long: 145.25

Spotted on Sep 22, 2014
Submitted on Sep 22, 2014

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