Corangamite Water Skink

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Corangamite Water Skink

Eulamprus tympanum marnieae


Viviparous (live young). Produces 1 to 6 live young each year in late December. Litter mass and size increases with female size. Diurnally active, basking skink.


Details Description
Type
Reptile
Group
Lizard
Identifying Characteristics

Length of up to 250 mm. Upper surface can be pale olive through to a darker yellowish brown with black markings. The underside is often a bright yellow.

Distinctive Markings

Heavy irregular broken black stripe extending from the snout along the sides to the hind limbs. Limbs have heavy black stripes and blotches.

Diet

Omnivore. Predominantly insectivorous feeding on both terrestrial prey including spiders, beetles and ants, and aquatic prey including mayfly and dragonfly larvae. Also feeds on the fruit of the Victorian Volcanic Plains Tree Violet (Melicytus sp.).

Habitat

Restricted to sites between Colac and Lake Bolac. Occurs in deeply fissured basaltic rock piles or remnant shrubs near permanent or ephemeral wetlands.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Scincidae
Genus
Eulamprus
Species
tympanum marnieae
Endemic to the basalt plains of south-western Victoria and is restricted to sites between Colac in the south east and Lake Bolac in the north west.

Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.

Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Conservation Status
DEPI Advisory List
Critically endangered
FFG Act
Listed as threatened
EPBC Act
Endangered
FFG Action Statement

The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.

The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.