Search AROD:
AROD > Reptiles / Squamata / Scincidae / Carlia / Five-keeled rainbow-skink

<- Carlia rhomboidalis ->   <- Carlia pectoralis ->  

Five-keeled rainbow-skink

No thumbnail available

Carlia quinquecarinata - (Macleay, 1877)
Pronunciation  KAR-lee-ah   KWIN-QUEUE-kar-inn-AH-tah
Etymology  Carlia: thought to be meaningless.
quinquecarinata: 'five keels'
Other names  Heteropus quinquecarinatus
Carlia longipes
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6.57 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Darnley Island (=Erub Island) in the Torres Strait, and probably also Murray Island. This taxon may also occur in New Guinea.1

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Notes and disclaimer
This information may not be complete. While all care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in this page, primary sources should always be consulted for definitive information. Animals have an endearing habit of disobeying the rules, so the information on this page should be interpreted with a degree of flexibility.
The author and site operator accepts no responsibility for any losses or damages incurred through using this web site or the information contained herein. Don't get bitten by anything!
This page may be cited as:
  Carlia quinquecarinata at the Australian Reptile Online Database. Last updated 2019-05-03 21:18:15.
  Retrieved from on the 2nd of December, 2021.
Before citing information contained in AROD, please read our Citing AROD page.

Copyright notice
This page, its content and layout are copyright © 2007-2021 Stewart Macdonald / Ug Media, unless otherwise stated.
All photographs in The Australian Reptile Online Database are © the photographer and may not be reproduced in any form without the express written consent of the photographer.
No part of The Australian Reptile Online Database may be reproduced without written permission from Stewart Macdonald.
AROD | Reptile Info | About | Contact | In the wild | Reviews