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Delicate Skink at Gibraltar Pines

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Lampropholis delicata at Gibraltar Pines - 9 Mar 2018
Lampropholis delicata at Gibraltar Pines - 9 Mar 2018
Lampropholis delicata at Gibraltar Pines - 9 Mar 2018

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8 comments

WillO wrote:
   11 Mar 2018
I cannot id this very young skink - it most likely is L. guichenoti but may be P. entrecasteauxii. Note that Carlia is found in the lowland areas of the ACT. WillO
wombeyMultiple Significant Sightings - wombey has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - wombey has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   11 Mar 2018
i agree, juveniles are difficult even in the hand. This individual appears to have five fingers so can't be Carlia who all have four.
   12 Mar 2018
When I saw it I thought it was a delicate skink. Let's go with that.
WillO wrote:
   12 Mar 2018
Oh I got the localisty wrong. I thought it was a Namadgi Location (Gibraltar Creek). Rule out the Pseudemoia possibility but yes might be one of the two Lampropholis. WillO.
RodDebSignificant Sighting - RodDeb has made a recognised, significant sighting!Ultra Reporter - RodDeb has reported over 500 sightings! wrote:
   12 Mar 2018
The photo of the Skink was at Gibraltar Falls near the car park lawned area.The front hands only have four fingers, the mark under the left of the right hand is on the wood not an extra finger.
Hope this helps.
wombeyMultiple Significant Sightings - wombey has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - wombey has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   12 Mar 2018
These skinks can lose digits with gay abandon so the presence of only four digits without a closer look can be misleading. Notwithstanding that, this animal looks more like delicata than Carlia tetradactyla. Juveniles can be hard to id but I still feel the same as Will at this stage. I'm not sure I have ever seen a juvenile Carlia so I am prepared to stand corrected if anyone has more to add on this.
WillO wrote:
   13 Mar 2018
I have seen a couple of juvenile Carlia tetradactyla and from memory they have more markings and spots on their back. See also photo at http://hvbackyard.blogspot.com.au/2007/04/17-cute-little-skinks.html (scroll down to third photo).
The smallest fingers on little skinks can be hard to see if they are partially out of sight. I still think that this could be either L. guichenoti or delicata. However Geoff states that he saw it at the time it was photographed and thought it was L. delicata.
RodDebSignificant Sighting - RodDeb has made a recognised, significant sighting!Ultra Reporter - RodDeb has reported over 500 sightings! wrote:
   13 Mar 2018
Thanks for that.

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Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Gibraltar Pines - 28 Sep 2019 by RWPurdie
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 25 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Gibraltar Pines - 25 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Gibraltar Pines - 25 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Gibraltar Pines - 25 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Gibraltar Pines - 25 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Gibraltar Pines - 25 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Gibraltar Pines - 25 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Gibraltar Pines - 19 Feb 2019 by roymcd
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 19 Feb 2019 by roymcd
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2019 by Christine
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2019 by Christine
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2019 by Christine
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2019 by Christine
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2019 by Christine
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2019 by Christine
Exocarpos strictus (Dwarf Cherry) at Gibraltar Pines - 6 Jan 2019 by RWPurdie
Daptolestes limbipennis (A wasp-mimicking robber fly) at Gibraltar Pines - 18 Dec 2018 by tpreston
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Gibraltar Pines - 18 Dec 2018 by tpreston
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 5 Nov 2018 by Rich Forshaw
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 30 Oct 2018 by HarveyPerkins
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Gibraltar Pines - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Gibraltar Pines - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Gibraltar Pines - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at Gibraltar Pines - 15 Feb 2018 by Qwerty
Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at Gibraltar Pines - 11 Feb 2018 by DerekC
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Gibraltar Pines - 20 Nov 2017 by roymcd
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Gibraltar Pines - 20 Nov 2017 by roymcd
Calliphora stygia (Brown blowfly or Brown bomber) at Gibraltar Pines - 12 Aug 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Gibraltar Pines - 21 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Gibraltar Pines - 21 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Dec 2016 by roymcd
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Gibraltar Pines - 23 Jan 2016 by RyuCallaway
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Gibraltar Pines - 23 Jan 2016 by RyuCallaway
Gastrodia sesamoides (Cinnamon bells) at Gibraltar Pines - 29 Nov 2015 by MattM
Grevillea lanigera (Woolly grevillea) at Gibraltar Pines - 7 May 2015 by KenT
Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Gibraltar Pines - 23 Apr 2015 by KenT
Olearia erubescens (Silky Daisybush) at Gibraltar Pines - 12 Nov 2014 by KenT
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Gibraltar Pines - 11 Mar 2008 by KMcCue

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 9 Mar 2018 Recorded on
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