The African Eastern Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata striata) is a lizard found in East Africa and southern Africa.
The African Eastern Striped Skink is brown or bronze-coloured with two yellowish stripes that run lengthwise on either side of the spine. It has smooth glossy scales, with metallic reflections, sometimes with pearly whitish spots.
Its head has a pointed snout and clearly visible ear holes. Its legs are brown, short and strong, with long toes. Its underbelly is whitish.
It is medium-sized with a length (including its tail) of 25 centimetres (9.8 inches).
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM