Lined writhing skink

Lygosoma lineata

The lined writhing skink is a species of writhing skink. It is known from India , Bangladesh and Myanmar . This skink grows to about 6 cm in length. The body colouration is golden and each scale has a black dot forming longitudinal stripes on the body. It is known to occur from Gujarat to north of Karnataka. In Mumbai this skink has been observed in the Sanjay Gandhi national park and Aarey milk colony. It is often found under rocks, loose soil associated with termite mounds and ant hills. It is crepuscular. A captive individual accepted termites, mosquito, house flies, ant eggs for about 45 days and was released. One individual regurgitated a ''Typhlina'' when caught.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyScincidae
GenusLygosoma
SpeciesL. lineata
Photographed in
India