Spotted skink

Spottier than your average skink!

English name: Spotted Skink

Scientific name: Oligosoma lineoocellatum

NZ Status: Endemic (only found in NZ)

Conservation Status (NZTCS):  At risk

Found: Areas throughout New Zealand, including off-shore islands

Threats: Predation

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Spotted skink
Photo Credit: Kristine Zipfel

Light to dark brown, olive-green or dark green back. The spotted skink is also 80-90mm SVL.

Look for them: Sunny spots throughout ZEALANDIA. Look for rustles along grass banks!