Emoia caeruleocauda

Common name: the Pacific Bluetail Skink

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Solomon Islands, Marianas, Carolines, Marshall Islands, New Hebrides, Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Vanuatu, Banks and Torres groups, Santo, Malo, Aore, Pentecost, Malakula, Ambrym, Tongoa, Efate, Erromango, Aniwa, Tanna, Futuna, Anatom, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Moluccas, Celebes, Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, Borneo (Sabah), Palau, Admirality Islands, Hiu Island, Uman District Islands, Guam

Size: up to 50 mm

Description: upperside varies from dark brown to black with a pattern of three yellow or blueish-white stripes along the back, underside dirty gray or bluish-ivory. Tale is blue

Habitat: forests, forest clearings and gardens

Activity: diurnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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