Common name: Oriental Striped-skink. SVL: 82mm
Oriental Striped-skink is one of 103 species of striped-skink (Ctenotus) in Australia. Striped-skinks are also called ‘comb-eared skinks’, because of the row of small scales on the anterior edge of their ears, or simply Ctenotus. Striped-skinks belongs to the Sphenomorphus Group of skinks.
There are three striped-skinks in the Canberra region. Apart from size, the Oriental and Robert Striped-skink are very similar in appearance. Their backs have a central black stripe, and on each side of that a brown, then black, then cream stripe. Oriental Striped-skink has a series of cream-yellowish markings on the brown stripe, Robust Striped-skink does not. Robust Stripe-skink grows to a larger size (SVL 110mm compared to 82mm in the Oriental Striped-skink).
Distribution: Appears to be scattered across Canberra region but distribution pattern unclear. It occurs less frequently than Robust Striped-skink.
MapsPine Island to Point Hut The Pinnacle Tuggeranong Hill Farrer Ridge Lower Molonglo Mulligans Flat Molonglo River Park
PlacesStromlo, ACT Wanniassa, ACT Theodore, ACT Amaroo, ACT Dunlop, ACT Tralee, ACT Molonglo Valley, ACT
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