The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Striped Skink

Afrikaans name: Gestreepte Gladde Akkedis

Striped Skink

Striped Skink

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Mabuya striata

The Striped Skink is found in the eastern half of South Africa as well as portions of the Northern Cape. They are often common around man-made structures.

Striped Skinks feed on small insects and other invertebrates.

Besides being found around man-made structures they are also found in rocky outcrops.

They grow to a length of around 20 cm.

These lizards often become quite tame when food is offered regularly.

References and further reading

Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Published: 2011 - Page: 256

The Reptiles of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar, WD Haacke and NHG Jacobsen - Published: 1983 - Page: 70

Suburban Wildlife in KZN - Author: Dr. Jason Londt - Published: 2009 - Page: 104

Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Published: 2004 - Page: 176

Game Ranger in your Backpack - Author: Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick - Published: 2013 - Page: 198

Bill Branchs Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Bill Branch - Published: 1988 - Page: 132

A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Graham Alexander and Johan Marais - Published: 2007 - Page: 253


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