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Delma impar

Striped Legless-lizard

Common name: Striped Legless-lizard

SVL: 100mm. Total length: 300mm

Endangered

Striped Legless-lizard is one of 21 species of Delma found in Australia. It varies in colour, but is typically light brown with dark brown or blackish stripes running the length of the body, although, these stripes can be pale or even absent in some individuals. The underside is generally white, cream or pinkish in colour, and the head is slightly darker than the body. Hatchlings lack the distinctive stripes of adults, but have a characteristic dark brown or black head which may be intended to deter predators by mimicking the Eastern Brown Snake.

Distribution: Found in natural temperate grassland sites which have remained undisturbed.

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Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Forrest, ACT - 30 Sep 2019 by BrianHerps Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Nov 2017 by samreid007 Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Oct 2017 by samreid007 Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Barton, ACT - 23 Nov 2016 by david.moore Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Palmerston, ACT - 11 Apr 2016 by jackfrench Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Majura, ACT - 12 Mar 2016 by MichaelMulvaney Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 22 Oct 2013 by GeoffRobertson Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Crace Grasslands - 28 Oct 2012 by MichaelMulvaney Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 1 Feb 2012 by RobSpeirs Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 4 Jun 1987 by wombey Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 24 May 1987 by wombey Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 May 1979 by wombey Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 30 Jan 1978 by wombey Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 8 Sep 1977 by wombey
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Forrest, ACT - 30 Sep 2019 by BrianHerps
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Nov 2017 by samreid007
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Oct 2017 by samreid007
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Barton, ACT - 23 Nov 2016 by david.moore
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Palmerston, ACT - 11 Apr 2016 by jackfrench
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Majura, ACT - 12 Mar 2016 by MichaelMulvaney
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 22 Oct 2013 by GeoffRobertson
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Crace Grasslands - 28 Oct 2012 by MichaelMulvaney
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 1 Feb 2012 by RobSpeirs
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 4 Jun 1987 by wombey
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 24 May 1987 by wombey
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 23 May 1979 by wombey
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 30 Jan 1978 by wombey
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Gungahlin, ACT - 8 Sep 1977 by wombey

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