The Swamp Skink, Lissolepis coventryi, is greenish on the back and has a prominent black shoulder stripe on each side from the nape to the base of the tail. It has two ear lobules and a snout vent length of up to 100 mm.
Photographer: Peter Robertson / Source: Wildlife Profiles Pty. Ltd.
Distribution and habitat
The Swamp Skink is widely distributed across southern Victoria. It is most commonly found in swampy habitats near the coast, but has also been recorded from the Grampians.
The Swamp Skink is a ground dwelling species and is active by day. Its diet includes land hoppers, worms, slaters, beetles and plant material. Females give birth to live young.
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