Species Details

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Eutropis dissimilis

Striped Skink Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Eutropis dissimilis
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Mixed evergreen forest
Description : Striped Skinks are typically small to medium-sized lizards, ranging in length from about 8-30 cm (3-12 inches). They have smooth, shiny scales and are usually brown or gray in color, with a distinctive pattern of stripes or bands running down their body.

These skinks are found in a wide variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, deserts, and rocky areas. They are also commonly found in urban and suburban environments, such as parks and gardens.

Striped Skinks are diurnal and are active during the day. They are fast-moving and can often be seen basking in the sun on rocks or other exposed surfaces. They are also good climbers and can be found in trees and other vegetation.

These skinks are primarily insectivorous, meaning they eat insects and other small invertebrates. Their diet may also include small vertebrates, such as other lizards or small mammals.

Striped Skinks are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs. Females typically lay clutches of 2-6 eggs in a protected location, such as under rocks or in crevices. The eggs hatch after about 4-6 weeks, and the hatchlings are fully independent and able to fend for themselves.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Durjoy Raha Antu,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka; information source:en.wikipedia.org; photo credit:Poppy Tang (www.inaturalist.org/people/Poppy Tang), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.