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Ningaloo worm-lizard

Ningaloo worm-lizard (Aprasia rostrata)
Trimouille Island, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Aprasia rostrata - Parker, 1956
Pronunciation  ah-PRAY-zee-ah   ross-STRA-tah
Etymology  Aprasia: thought to be meaningless.1
rostrata: "Parker (1956) provided no derivation of name; however the specific name is presumably from the Latin adjective rostratus, meaning beaked, referring to the protrusive snout of the species."2
Other names  Hermite Island worm-lizard
Exmouth worm-lizard
Monte Bello worm-lizard
Aprasia repens rostrata Parker 1956
Aprasia rostrata fusca Storr 1979
Aprasia fusca Storr 1990
 
 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 10.9 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

Known from Hermite and Trimouille Islands in the Montebello Islands group; and Barrow Island off the Pilbara coast. Also known from North West Cape on the mainland, south to Yardie Creek and inland to Bullara Station.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia

Habitat

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