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Ctenotus orientalis

Oriental Striped-skink

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.

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Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Molonglo River Park - 13 Feb 2021 by BrianHerps Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Lower Molonglo - 7 Feb 2021 by BrianHerps Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Tuggeranong Hill - 26 Mar 2019 by Owen Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Tuggeranong Hill - 16 Oct 2018 by Owen Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Tralee, ACT - 5 Oct 2017 by roymcd Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Farrer Ridge - 26 Oct 2014 by MichaelMulvaney Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Molonglo River Park - 1 Oct 1978 by wombey Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 1978 by wombey
Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Molonglo River Park - 13 Feb 2021 by BrianHerps
Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Lower Molonglo - 7 Feb 2021 by BrianHerps
Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Tuggeranong Hill - 26 Mar 2019 by Owen
Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Tuggeranong Hill - 16 Oct 2018 by Owen
Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Tralee, ACT - 5 Oct 2017 by roymcd
Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Farrer Ridge - 26 Oct 2014 by MichaelMulvaney
Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Molonglo River Park - 1 Oct 1978 by wombey
Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 1978 by wombey

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Species information

  • Ctenotus orientalis Scientific name
  • Oriental Striped-skink Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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