mixed woodlands, and scrubland habitats
Natural Diet: Insects, reptiles, plants and fruits
Status in the Wild: Not evaluated
The Australian blue-tongued skink is one of the largest species of skinks. The most unique characteristic is their blue tongues which they show when they are on their defensive with predators and competitors. These skinks have a smooth skin that consist of overlapping scales that give a fish-like look. The species is ovoviviparous which means that the offspring develop in the form of eggs inside the females body but she gives birth to live young.