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  Garden Skink (Lampropholis delicata)





Garden Skink | Lampropholis delicata photo
The Garden Skink is a common garden skink in Brisbane. It is found in mulch and loose soil. It is about 9cm long. It usually lays two small white eggs about the size of a baked bean..

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Garden Skink | Lampropholis delicata photo
Garden Skink

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.

Garden Skink | Lampropholis delicata photo
Several female Garden Skinks often lay their eggs in a cluster under loose soil or debris. These were found amongst gravel. The eggs are oval and white about the size of baked beans.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



GARDEN SKINK FACTS

Description
The Garden Skink is a small dark brown lizard, with bronze coloured stripe, from the shoulder and to the base of the tail.

Other Names
Delicate Skink, Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink

Size
up to 40 mm excluding tail

Habitat
Open woodland and forest. Common in suburban gardens.

Food
small insects

Breeding
The females lay 2-6 eggs in a communal nest which can contain up to 250 eggs. Females often produce more than one clutch per season.



Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Sauria)
Family:Scincidae
Genus:Lampropholis
Species:delicata
Common Name:Garden Skink

Relatives in same Genus
  Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink (L. guichenoti)