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Six-toothed rainbow-skink

six-toothed rainbow-skink (Carlia sexdentata)
Pascoe River, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Carlia sexdentata - (Macleay, 1877)
Pronunciation  KAR-lee-ah   sex-den-TAH-tah
Etymology  Carlia: thought to be meaningless.
sexdentata: 'six-toothed'
Other names  Heteropus sexdentatus
Heteropus variegatus
Heteropus maculatus
Heteropus rubricatus
Carlia longipes
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6.35 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


North-eastern Northern Territory (north-eastern Arnhem Land, Crocodile Island, The Wessel Islands, the English Company’s Islands and Groote Eylandt) and north-eastern Queensland (Torres Strait Islands and Cape York Peninsula from the head of Princess Charlotte Bay north).1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland


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