Species Details


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Scientific Name : Sphenomorphus maculatus
Family : Scincidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Mixed evergreen forest,Deciduous forest
Description : Spotted Litter Skinks are relatively small, with a maximum length of around 6-7 centimeters.

The Skink's body is brownish-gray in color, with numerous small, dark spots covering the back and sides of the body. The spots can vary in color from black to brown.

The Skink has smooth, shiny scales that are arranged in neat rows along the length of its body.

The Skink's tail is slender and relatively long, making up around two-thirds of its total body length.

The Spotted Litter Skink is typically found in forested areas, where it spends much of its time on the forest floor.

The Skink is an omnivore, feeding on a variety of insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates as well as some fruits and berries.

Spotted Litter Skinks are generally shy and secretive, spending much of their time hiding under leaf litter and other debris on the forest floor. They are active during the day and can move quickly when threatened.

Little is known about the reproductive habits of this species, but it is believed that they lay eggs in underground nests or other protected areas.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Red List of Bangladesh (Volume 4 ).,Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh). photo credit:budak (www.inaturalist.org/people/budak), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.