Species Details

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White Supple Skink Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Riopa punctata
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forest floor, homestead vegetations
Description : It is a slender lizard that typically measures between 20 to 25 cm in length. Its body is brownish-gray or greenish-brown in color, and is covered with small black spots or flecks. It has a long, slender tail that is striped with black and white.The white-spotted supple skink is a South Asian species with an elongated body and weak limbs. It has distinct scales, a short, obtuse snout, and smooth subequal scales. Its limbs are short, and its tail is thick and longer than its head and body. The skink has a pale brown or rufous upper body with black dots forming a longitudinal series, and white-spotted neck and anterior body.

It is found in a variety of habitats, including tropical and subtropical forests, savannas, and grasslands. It is commonly found in lowland areas, but can also be found at higher elevations.

It is an insectivore, feeding on a variety of small insects and other invertebrates, such as spiders and crickets.

It is diurnal, meaning it is active during the day. It is a fast and agile lizard that spends most of its time on the ground, but can also climb trees and other vegetation. It is known to be territorial, and males will often display aggressive behavior towards other males during breeding season.

It is currently listed as a species of "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Durjoy Raha Antu,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka; information source:Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A., Ahmed, Z.U., Begum, Z.N.T., Hassan, M.A. and Khondker, M. (eds.). 2009. 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/), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us. https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/4978828/large.jpeg?1474614964