Common Delma Delma inornata

Lizards of Victoria series


The Common Delma, Delma inornata, is a species of legless lizard. It is deep brown on the back and often has a  yellow throat. It has a snout vent length of up to 110mm and its tail is longer than the head and body.

Photo of The Common Delma, Delma inornata

Common Delma
Photographer: Peter Robertson / Source: Wildlife Profiles Pty. Ltd.

Distribution and habitat

The Common Delma is distributed from the north east of Victoria through the western district to the Wimmera. It is commonly found in grassy areas.


It is a terrestrial species and feeds on small invertebrates. The females lay two eggs per clutch.

Further Reading

Cogger, H. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books.

Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2003. Reptiles of Australia. Princeton University Press.

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