Species Details

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Common Skink Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Eutropis carinata
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Brahminy Skink
Habitat : Very common and widely distributed
Description : Adult common skinks can reach a length of up to 20 cm (8 inches), with the tail making up about half of their total length.

Common skinks have a shiny, smooth body with a light brown or gray color on their back and darker stripes or bands running down their sides.

These lizards are omnivores, and their diet consists of a variety of insects, spiders, snails, and small plants.

Common skinks are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and wetlands.

These lizards are diurnal, which means they are active during the day. They are also very fast and agile, and can often be seen darting between rocks and other objects.

Common skinks are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs. The female will lay 2-10 eggs at a time, and they will hatch after about 5-8 weeks.

Common skinks have a lifespan of around 5-7 years in the wild, but can live longer in captivity with proper care.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh). photo credit:Alex Krohn(www.inaturalist.org/people/thelittleman), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.