AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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COMMON or EASTERN WATER SKINK
Above picture shows an Adult female - Note that the males look very similar to females.
©2017 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!
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