General Description

Medium-sized skinks with shiny scales on their bodies. Up to 11 cm long (snout-vent).


Water Skinks feed on a variety of invertebrates and small vertebrates, such as frogs and other lizards. They are mainly active during the day and bask in the sun on rocks. Females can give birth to up to 8 live young. There are fifteen species across Australia, mostly in the east. Some of these species have very restricted ranges and are considered threatened.


Eastern and Central mainland Australia.


Damp areas or near water.

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