Species Details


Many-lined Sun Skink Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Eutropis multifasciata
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Common Sun Skink,East Indian Brown Mabuya,Javan Sun Skink
Habitat : Mixed evergreen forest
Description : Many-lined Sun Skinks have a slender, cylindrical body that can grow up to 20 cm (8 inches) in length. They have smooth, shiny scales that are usually brown or black in color, with a distinct pattern of light-colored stripes running down their sides.

These skinks are primarily found in lowland rainforests and other tropical habitats, including plantations and gardens. They are most commonly found near water sources, such as streams or ponds.

Many-lined Sun Skinks are diurnal, which means they are active during the day. They are fast-moving and can be quite shy, often hiding under rocks or in vegetation. They are also excellent climbers, and can often be found basking in the sun on tree branches or rocks.

These skinks are omnivorous, meaning they eat both plant and animal matter. Their diet includes insects, spiders, snails, and small vertebrates, as well as fruit and other plant material.

Many-lined Sun Skinks are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs. Females typically lay clutches of 3-5 eggs in leaf litter or other hidden locations. The eggs hatch after approximately 60 days, 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: Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh). photo credit: Wie146 (www.inaturalist.org/people/Wie146), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.