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Water Skink

Sphenomorphus tenuis?


A tiny skink, about 2cm long (without its tail, which it had just dropped). It was very red in colour with a brighter red stripe along its face. It blended beautifully with the leaf litter on the track (see second shot) - I would never have seen it if it wasn't moving.

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ShannaB 11 years ago

@dungeonmasterShu - thanks for the suggestion. I looked up Ablepharus and I can see what you mean (they're very similar-looking) but we don't have Ablepharus in Australia.

dungeonmasterShu 11 years ago

Not perhaps an "Ablepharus sp."?

ShannaB 11 years ago

Yep, on the track between the swimming hole and the picnic area.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Is that near the swimming hole at the waterfall?

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QLD, Australia

Spotted on Mar 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 4, 2012

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