Species Details

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Scientific Name : Riopa albopunctata
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forest floor
Description : It is a small and slender skink species characterized by its thin limbs. Its light brown back displays narrow, dark, fragmented lines, while its dark sides have white speckles, gradually blending into brown towards the tail. The hatchlings are deep brown in color, with a maroon-colored tail that is more uniform in appearance.This skink is small and slender, with relatively thin limbs.
This species can be found in a variety of habitats, including dry forests, rocky hillsides, and sandy areas.
It is a diurnal species and is active during the day. They are fast and agile, making them difficult to catch.
This skink is an insectivore and feeds on small insects such as ants, beetles, and termites.
The reproductive habits of Riopa albopunctata are not well known. However, it is known that they lay eggs, and the hatchlings are fully formed when they emerge from the egg.
This species is listed as "Least Concern" on the IUCN Red List, indicating that it is not currently facing any significant threats to its survival.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Durjoy Raha Antu,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka; information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 25. Amphibians and Reptiles. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka 204 pp.; photo credit:Chethan kumar(www.inaturalist.org/people/Chethan kumar), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.