The Arafura snake-eyed skink is a small slender, relatively long limbed, shallow headed species of snake-eyed skink, with dark, ovate scales on palms and heels of the feet. There are five digits on each foot and hand. It generally has a grey-brown to blackish colour, with a longitudinally aligned, complex body pattern dominated by dark, broad vertebral zone and obscure, pale stripes on flanks.
Arafura Snake-eyed Skink |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Cryptoblepharus gurrmul
The five islands are relatively close together; such that single cyclonic events are likely to impact the whole population. (current and future) Climate change is likely to result in higher intensity cyclones and 100 of the species Medium storm surges; resulting in more frequent damage to the habitat. population (future) Climate change is also likely to result in a rise in sea level that 100 of the species High will dramatically change the coastlines of these islands and the population associated coastal habitats.