Metallic Cool-Skink

Carinascincus metallicus (O'Shaughnessy, 1874)

Most common ‘garden skink’ and can often be seen in suburban gardens in large numbers. Highly variable, brown to bronze coloured delicate skink with metallic or rose coloured underside. May have a dark longitudinal stripe.

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What habitats does Carinascincus metallicus live in?

Dry sclerophyll forests, dense forest and alpine heath. Hides in and under dense vegetation, leaf litter, logs and rocks.

What is the distribution of Carinascincus metallicus?

Tasmania and southern Victoria

How big does Carinascincus metallicus grow?

Head and body length of 6.6 cm

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