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2 Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink at Tathra, NSW

Lampropholis delicata at Tathra, NSW - 31 Dec 2017

Identification history

Skink Lampropholis delicata 18 Nov 2018 Patrick Campbell
Skink Lampropholis delicata 18 Nov 2018 KerriLee
Unidentified 18 Nov 2018 Steve Mills

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Author's notes

Love making on the driveway. They weren't concerned about privacy. Not sure which species of Garden Skink.

3 comments

KerriLee313 wrote:
   18 Nov 2018
The rather plain dorsal surface (not striped or spotty), the black lateral line, and the pale underside suggests the Garden Sking Lampropholis delicata - a species that is certainly found in the region. But let's see what Patrick (our reptile moderator) suggests
   18 Nov 2018
Yep, I was thinking this species also, but played it safe to leave it to the moderators to identify.
   18 Nov 2018
Yes definitely delicata. Good call Kerri and Steve.
I agree that they look like they're mating due to the alignment of the hips. Observations of fighting tend to be more often witnessed with these small skinks but this is almost surely a mating event. Well taken Steve.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 30 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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