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Carpentaria fine-lined slider

Carpentaria fine-lined slider (Lerista carpentariae)
Alyangula, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory
Photo © Rob Valentic
Lerista carpentariae - Greer, 1983
Pronunciation  ler-ISS-tah  
Etymology  Lerista: apparently meaningless.1
carpentariae: in reference to the Gulf of Carpentaria.2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known only from Groote Eylandt and the islands of the Sir Edward Pellew Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria.2 It is also likely present on the adjacent mainland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory


Recorded from shrubland on a sandstone outcrop.2

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