Eastern Spotted Ctenotus
On the Move
Three-toed Earless Skink
Eastern Spotted Ctenotus (Ctenotus orientalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)
Species: Eastern Spotted Ctenotus (Ctenotus orientalis)
This Photo:     Oops

Ref: "A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia", 2nd Ed. Wilson & Swan. Page 190.
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
This fellow was investigating a hole in the ground.
We were intrigued because we knew there was a large spider down there.
Soon after this shot he was out of there in a flash never to be seen again

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Extremely fast. Very hard to see, let alone photograph.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)