The Grass Skink, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii, is a medium sized skink, with a ground colour varying from olive to dark brown. It has a dark stripe down the back and a pale stripe a scale wide running from behind the ear to the tail on scale row 4. Mottling is usually present on the sides, often with white spots. It has a snout vent length of up to 65 mm.
Photographer: Peter Robertson / Source: Wildlife Profiles Pty. Ltd.
Distribution and habitat
The Grass Skink is widely spread over the southern areas of Victoria. As its name suggests, it is usually found in tussocky areas.
Active by day, this sun loving species feeds on small invertebrates. Females give birth to a maximum of 8 live young in late summer.
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