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Agile snake-eyed skink

agile snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus zoticus)
Western Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland
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Cryptoblepharus zoticus - Horner, 2007
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ  
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
zoticus: "From the Greek adjective zoticus, meaning 'lively'; in reference to the perkiness of this taxon."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3.3 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Rocky ranges of the southern gulf region of northern Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland



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