As its name suggests, the Black Rock Skink, Egernia saxatilis intermedia, is very dark in colour, with blunt keels on the back scales. Snout vent length to 100 mm.
Black Rock Skink
Photographer: Peter Robertson / Source: Wildlife Profiles Pty. Ltd.
Distribution and habitat
The Black Rock Skink is widely distributed throughout eastern and southern Victoria and lives in both rocky and timbered habitats.
This species is active by day and feeds on invertebrates. Females give birth to 2–3 live young.
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