Eastern Water Skink
Maximum Snout Vent Length – 115mm
Found from Cairns to se NSW and inland along the Murray/Darling Rivers into SA.
Generally restricted to areas containing permanent water where it lives along banks, in reed beds and other water side vegetation. A good swimmer, readily taking to water to chase prey or escape predators. Sun loving, often seen basking on rocks and logs close to water in cool weather. Bares live young.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Photo taken at Mackay Botanical Gdns. by Graham Armstrong