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Littoral whiptail-skink

littoral whiptail-skink (Emoia atrocostata)
Saibai Island, Queensland
Photo © Tom Parkin
Emoia atrocostata - (Lesson, 1830)
Pronunciation  em-OY-ah  
Etymology  Emoia: possibly meaningless1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 8.5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Tip of Cape York Peninsula and various Torres Strait Islands.
Once found on Christmas Island, but has not been seen since 2009.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland, Christmas Island


Rocky shorelines.

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