Sphenomorphus maculatus

Common name: the Spotted Forest Skink

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: China, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Singapore, Malaysia, New Guinea

Size: up to 200 mm

Description: upperside bronze-brown often with a pattern of small dark spots on the back, flanks with wide black stripe with small white spots and wide yellow stripe with dark spots below the black one.  Underside pale yellow

Habitat: terrestrial, inhabits forests, parks and gardens in close vicinity of water

Activity: diurnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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