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Batavia Coast worm lizard

Batavia Coast worm lizard (Aprasia clairae)
East Wallabi Island, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Aprasia clairae - Maryan, How and Adams, 2013
Pronunciation  ah-PRAY-zee-ah   CLAIRE-ee
Etymology  Aprasia: thought to be meaningless.1
clairae: "This species is named for Claire Stevenson, formerly of the Western Australian Museum, in recognition of her contribution to Western Australian natural history and the collections of the Western Australian Museum, and her exemplary facilitation of numerous taxonomic research and administration projects."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7.8 cm
Species max: 9 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known only from two localities: on the mainland near Dongara, and at Turtle Bay on East Wallabi Island in the Houtman Abrolhos.2
Not known from the nearby West Wallabi Island, despite similar levels of survey effort.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


Near-coastal dunes with friable deep white sand.2

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