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Limbless fine-lined slider

limbless fine-lined slider (Lerista ameles)
Mt Surprise, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Lerista ameles - Greer, 1979
Pronunciation  ler-ISS-tah  
Etymology  Lerista: apparently meaningless.1
ameles: "The name of the species derives from the Greek roots for "without" (a) and "legs" (melos)."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.8 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


The vicinity of Mount Surprise, Queensland.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Recorded in loose soil beneath rocks on low, weathered granite outcrops.2

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