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  Land Mullet (Egernia major)





Land Mullet | Egernia major photo
Land Mullet skink photographed at Binna Burra, Lamington National Park in the subtropical rainforest hinterland of the Gold Coast, Australia

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Land Mullet | Egernia major photo
Land Mullet photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary

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LAND MULLET FACTS

Description
The Land Mullet is a large skink. Adults are glossy black or dark brown with a pale rim around the eye. Underside is white, yellow to orange-brown. Juveniles have white or cream spots on their side.

Size
30cm

Habitat
rainforests and adjacent eucalypt forest

Food
fungi, fallen fruits, invertebrates

Breeding
livebearer with up to 6 per litter.

Range
south-east Queensland and the north coast of New South Wales



Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Sauria)
Family:Scincidae
Genus:Egernia
Species:major
Common Name:Land Mullet

Relatives in same Genus
  Cunningham's Skink (E. cunninghami)
  Hosmer's Skink (E. hosmeri)
  King's Skink (E. kingii)
  Stoke's Skink (E. stokesii)
  White's Skink (E. whitii)