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Heath delma

heath delma (Delma hebesa)
Fitzgerald National Park, Western Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
Delma hebesa - Maryan, Brennan, Adams & Aplin, 2015
Pronunciation  DELL-mah  
Etymology  Delma: apparently meaningless
hebesa: "The specific name hebesa is derived from the Latin adjective hebes, meaning dull, alluding to the matt body texture, without much shine, of this species." 1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7.9 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"widespread on the Esperance Plains bioregion and patchily distributed on the Warren and southern Jarrah Forest bioregions (Thackway & Cresswell 1995) in southwestern Western Australia. Records extend east to the vicinity of Thomas River and Cape Arid, west to Canal Rocks and near Busselton, and inland to Stirling Range National Park, Ongerup, Ravensthorpe Range, Scaddan and Mount Burdett."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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