General Description

Glossy olive brown dorsal colouration, cream ventral colouration, black vertebral and paravertebral stripes and cream dorsolateral stripe in 3rd scale row from vertebrae. 6 cm long (snout-vent) and up to 14 cm total length.


Glossy grass skinks are diurnal (active during the day) and feed on small invertebrates. Females give birth to 4 to 8 live young.


South-eastern Australia, alpine regions of southern New South Wales and north-eastern Victoria and lowland areas in southern Victoria, south-eastern South Australia and north-eastern Tasmania.


Humid and densely vegetated swampy areas such as marshland and the margins of creeks, swamps and lakes.

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