Eastern Spotted Ctenotus
On the Move
Eastern Desert Ctenotus
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)|
|Order:||Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)|
|Family:||Skink (Scincidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Eastern Spotted Ctenotus (Ctenotus orientalis)|
Thank you Dr Mark Hutchinson & Stephen Mahony for confirming the id of this species for us
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, SA) and elsewhere
Extremely fast. Very hard to see, let alone photograph.
The name "orientalis" doesn't refer to Asia as is commonly thought, but "of the East" as in "Eastern".
Similar Species: Eastern Desert Ctenotus (Ctenotus regius)