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Species profile—Emoia atrocostata atrocostata (littoral whiptail-skink)


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Species details

Animalia (animals)
Reptilia (reptiles)
Scincidae (skinks)
Scientific name
Emoia atrocostata atrocostata (Lesson, 1830)
Common name
littoral whiptail-skink
Type reference
Lesson, R.P. 1830. Description de quelques reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus. pp. 34-65 in Duperrey, L.I. (ed.). (1826¿1838) Voyage Autour du Monde, Exécuté par Ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette de sa Majesté, La Coquille, Pendant les Années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. Zoologie 2(1) and Atlas (Reptiles 7 pls). Paris : Arthus Bertrand.
WildNet taxon ID
Scincus atrocostatus
Emoia atrocostata
Mabouia irrorata
Mabouia marmorata
Alternate name(s)
mangrove skink
littoral whip-tail skink
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Near threatened
Conservation significant
Pest status

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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