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Murray's skink

Murray's skink

A commonly seen species

The Murray’s skink is one of the most common skink species you will see in the reserve. Look carefully on fallen logs as you walk through the rainforest. They can often be seen basking in patches of sunlight but will hide in hollows and crevices when disturbed.

This skink is a coppery colour with many black flecks. Its sides are much darker with white or blue spots.

The skink predominantly feeds on small invertebrates but will also eat fungi and occasionally fallen fruit.

The Murray’s skink can be mistaken for the land mullet, though the land mullet is much larger and is no longer found in the reserve.