SkinkEulamprus heatwolei

Yellow-bellied Water-skink at Namadgi National Park

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Eulamprus heatwolei at Namadgi National Park - 24 Nov 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei at Namadgi National Park - 24 Nov 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei at Namadgi National Park - 24 Nov 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei at Namadgi National Park - 24 Nov 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei at Namadgi National Park - 24 Nov 2017

Identification history

Skink Eulamprus heatwolei 25 Nov 2017 MichaelMulvaney1.1K
Unidentified 25 Nov 2017 Christine713

Author's notes

I assume these are Yellow bellied Water Skinks. Not sure if this behaviour may count as a breeding behaviour?? One was biting the leg of the other, which turned and bit at the first ones head. There was a struggle, and they separated, but again the first one grabbed the hind leg of the one which was trying to run away. Again the second one turned and grabbed the first ones head with its mouth. Eventually they separated again, and ran past me into the thicker grass. Third pic is the first skink which was running a bit more slowly than the other.

1 comment

WillO wrote:
   25 Nov 2017
Yes, you are correct, these are E. heatwolei. This species is very territorial and each suitable basking and foraging area usually has a dominant male who will fight quite aggressively with competing (or subordinate) males who come too close. You were lucky to be able to creep and get these good photographs. WillO

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Chiloscyphus sp at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Russula sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Austropaxillus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Hemimycena at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Ramaria sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Lythrum hyssopifolia at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Gratiola peruviana at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Artomyces sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Marasmius? at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Parallela novae-zelandiae at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2017
Erythranthe moschata at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2017
Hypholoma sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Clitocybe s. l. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Clitocybe s. l. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Inocybe at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Dermocybe sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Artomyces sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Laccaria sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Lepiota s.l. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Dermocybe austroveneta at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Collybia eucalyptorum at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Stereum at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Gymnopilus at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Marasmius crinisequi at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Galerina sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Cortinarius sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Marasmiellus affixus at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Chiloscyphus sp at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Russula sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Austropaxillus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Hemimycena at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Ramaria sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Lythrum hyssopifolia at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Gratiola peruviana at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 24 Nov 2017 Recorded on
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