General Description

Small, grey-brown or bronze skink, sometimes with stripe down back and a dark brown stripe from side of the neck to the tail. Belly is whitish with grey striations on the throat. Up to 6 cm long (snout-vent).


Delicate Skinks feed on small invertebrates. Females congregate to lay their eggs in communal nests, which can contain more than 200 eggs per nest (up to four eggs per female). They forage among leaf litter.


East coast of Australia from north-eastern Queensland through eastern New South Wales and south eastern Victoria, south western Victoria and eastern Tasmania.


Found in wide variety of habitats from rainforest edges, to coastal heaths and woodlands. Commonly found in suburban gardens.

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