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Coastal snake-eyed skink

coastal snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus litoralis)
Cape Hillsborough region, Qld
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Cryptoblepharus litoralis - (Mertens, 1958)
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ   litt-or-ahl'-uss
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
litoralis: 'coastal'.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Coastal mid-north and north-eastern Australia.
Also in southern New Guinea.

C. l. horneri - Arnhem Land coast and off-shore islands.
C. l. litoralis - Queensland coast south to about Gladstone.
C. l. vicinus - southern New Guinea.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland


Rocky coastline.

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