Eastern Coastal Skink

Trachylepis depressa

Largely endemic to southern Mozambique, the distribution of the Eastern Coastal Skink extends only marginally into South Africa, where it is found in the Pafuri region of the Kruger National Park and the north coast of Kwazulu-Natal, being commonly seen in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The IUCN hasn’t yet evaluated this species’ conservation status, and little is known of its biology, except that it inhabits dense vegetation on sandy soils and will actually hide from danger by digging itself into the sand. Adults measure around 8cm in length, excluding their tails.

16 thoughts on “Eastern Coastal Skink

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      I love skinks for being so active and interesting, and they are such a diverse family! Do you know which skink exactly is it that frequents Georgia, H.J? I’d like to look it up on Google.

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      1. H.J. for avian101

        North American worm lizard
        Green anole
        Brown anole
        Eastern glass Lizard
        Mimic glass lizard
        Island glass lizard
        Slender glass lizard
        Eastern fence lizard
        Texas horned lizard
        Little brown skink

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