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ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine


COMMON or EASTERN WATER SKINK
Eulamprus quoyii

COMMON or EASTERN WATER SKINK Eulamprus quoyii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Above picture shows an adult female Eastern Water-skink Eulamprus quoyii from the Adelaide region- Note that the males look very similar to females, However the head shape is slightly different in mature males. Adult Females body shape is also usually wider in front of the rear limbs.

Approximate distribution of the Eastern Water-skink Eulamprus quoyii
Approximate distribution of the Eastern Water-skink Eulamprus quoyii

COMMON or EASTERN WATER SKINK Eulamprus quoyii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
This adult male Eastern Water-skink Eulamprus quoyii is from the Adelaide region.
Note the pattern on the throat and the yellowish stripes along the body.


This picture shows a pregnant Eastern Water-skink Eulamprus quoyii from Warriewood, NSW

Eastern Water-skink Eulamprus quoyii
This photo of an Eastern Water-skink Eulamprus quoyii was taken at Flat Rock, Fish River near
 O'Connell, NSW

Eastern Water-skink Eulamprus quoyii
This photo of an Eastern Water-skink Eulamprus quoyii was taken at Lake Illawarra, NSW

This is an extremely common and widespread species found along or near water over much of the East Coast of Australia.
It is also common in some rivers near Adelaide, South Australia and Parts of the Murray River.

There are several other species of water skinks in Australia - they are often incorrectly identified!

The Eastern Water Skink Eulamprus quoyii may be confused with the following similar looking species:-

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Yellow-bellied Water-skink

Eulamprus heatwolei

NSW,ACT, Vic, SA

Alpine Water Skink

Eulamprus kosciuskoi

NSW, ACT, Vic

Southern Water-skink or
Cool-temperate Water-skink

Eulamprus tympanum tympanum

NSW, SA, Vic

Corangamite Water Skink or
Dreeite Water Skink

Eulamprus tympanum marnieae

Vic


LINKS OF INTEREST

Click here for a complete list of Australian Skinks

Click here for a complete list of Skinks found in South Australia

Click here for a complete list of Skinks found in the ACT

Click here for more information about Australian Skinks

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

OTHER LINKS

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