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 readingWildlife 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