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Spangled snake-eyed skink

spangled snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus wulbu)
Mount Borradaile, Northern Territory
Photo © Kaylem Staniforth
Cryptoblepharus wulbu - Horner, 2007
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ   WOOL-boo
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
wulbu: "From the Amurdak Aboriginal language, Wulbu being a clan name for people from Mount Borradaile, the type locality."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3.5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Mount Borradaile massif and its outliers, in north-western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory



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