EASTERN WATER SKINK FACTS
The Eastern Water Skink is a medium sized stocky long-tailed skink. It is dark brown to olive above and cream to white underneath. The tail is usually olive green. It has obvious external ear hole. It has sleek body and short legs.
10cm excluding tail
Found near creeks, streams especially near rocky cover.
other lizards, freshwater shrimp, insects (aquatic and land)
Between two and seven live young are produced usually in summer
The Eastern Water Skink is found from Cooktown in tropical north Queensland to southern New South Wales, extending through Victoria and into South Australia along the Murray-Darling River system.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Eastern Water Skink|
Relatives in same Genus
Blue Mountain Water Skink (E. leuraensis)