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Gnaraloo worm-lizard

Gnaraloo worm-lizard (Aprasia litorea)
Gnaraloo Homestead, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Aprasia litorea - Maryan, Bush & Adams, 2013
Pronunciation  ah-PRAY-zee-ah   litt-ORR-ee-uh
Etymology  Aprasia: thought to be meaningless.1
litorea: "The specific name is from the Latin adjective litoreus, meaning of the seashore, referring to the coastal distribution of this species."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 8.5 cm
Species max: 9.8 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found west of Lake Mcleod, from Quobba Station in the south, north to Gnaraloo.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


Vegetated sand hillocks on white sand dunes near the coast.2

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