Ryukyu Five-lined Skink

Ryukyu Five-lined Skink
English Common Name
Ryukyu Five-lined Skink
Scientific name
Plestiodon marginatus
Order: Squamata, Family: Scincidae
About 19 cm
Species Distribution
Okinawa Group, Yoron, Okinoerabujima, and Nakanoshima Islands
Okinawa Red List of Threatened Species: Vulnerable
Japan Red List of Threatened Species: Vulnerable
This species prefers to live in sandy places and can be found in open areas around coast line. The appearance is like Barbour’s Blue-tailed Skink, but the species can be easily identified from its habitat.

Updated December 2017]

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