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Mertens' snake-eyed skink

Mertens' snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus mertensi)
Roper Bar, Northern Territory
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Cryptoblepharus mertensi - Horner, 2007
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ  
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
mertensi: "Named for the late Professor Robert Mertens, former curator at the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Cryptoblepharus taxonomy."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3.5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Gulf region of the Northern Territory.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory



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