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Ocellated Skink

Ocellated Skink is a species of cylindrical bodied skinks that are very agile and spread throughout a wide range across several countries. They are considered to be a generalist species, being able to thrive in a wide variety of environmental conditions.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Chalcides
    Species C. ocellatus
    Scientific Name Chalcides ocellatus

    Other Names Eyed skink, gongilo
    Length/Size 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 in)
    Body Coloration Light brown base color with dark, patterned lines, dots and mottles
    Range/Distribution Greece, southern Italy, Malta, and parts of northern Africa, UAE, Israel, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India
    Habitat Arid wild forest areas, farmlands, gravel deserts
    Diet/Food Insects, spiders, and small lizards, as also, their own young (cannibalism)
    Breeding Season Winter months
    Clutch Size 2-6 live young
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened (IUCN 2.3)

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    Published on January 15th 2019 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.

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