Afrikaans name: Gestreepte Gladde Akkedis
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 readingA Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Graham Alexander and Johan Marais - Year Published: 2007 - Page: 253
Bill Branch's Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Bill Branch - Year Published: 1988 - Page: 132
Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Year Published: 2004 - Page: 176
Suburban Wildlife in KZN - Author: Jason Londt - Year Published: 2009 - Page: 104
The Reptiles of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar, WD Haacke and NHG Jacobsen - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 70
Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 256