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Metallic snake-eyed skink

metallic snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus metallicus)
Wenlock River, Queensland
Photo © Henry Cook
Cryptoblepharus metallicus - (Boulenger, 1887)
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ   meh-TAL-i-kuss
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
Other names  Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Northern and north-eastern Australia; from inland south-eastern Queensland, through eastern and northern Queensland, the northern half of the Northern Territory to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia



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