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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

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

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COMMON or EASTERN WATER SKINK
Eulamprus quoyii

 

COMMON or EASTERN WATER SKINK Eulamprus quoyii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Above picture shows an Adult female - Note that the males look very similar to females.


COMMON or EASTERN WATER SKINK Eulamprus quoyii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
©2018 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes

Note the pattern on the throat and the yellowish stripes along the body.



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

Warm-temperate Water-skink

Eulamprus heatwolei

NSW,ACT,Vic, SA

Alpine Water Skink

Eulamprus kosciuskoi

NSW,Vic

*Southern Water-skink or
Cool-temperate Water-skink

Eulamprus tympanum tympanum

NSW,SA,Vic

*Corangamite Water Skink or
Dreeite Water Skink Glossary SPRAT Profile

Eulamprus tympanum marnieae

Vic


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Updated October 27, 2017b