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Atherton delma

Atherton delma (Delma mitella)
Kirrama, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Delma mitella - Shea, 1987
Pronunciation  DELL-mah   my-TELL-ah
Etymology  Delma: apparently meaningless
mitella: "The specific epithet is from the Latin mitella, a bandage on the head, sometimes worn to counteract the effect of wine, in allusion to the characteristic head markings of this species."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 20 cm
Clutch size
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Found in the following Australian states/territories



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