Reptiles

Reptiles that wriggle, slither and slide. Please send us any great reptile stories and pictures you encounter in your creek work.

A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland, Steve Wilson 2005 – features 433 reptiles, includes dragons, geckos, legless lizards, skinks, goannas, snakes.

Amphibolurus nobbi (Agamidae) Nobbi Dragon

Amphibolurus nobbi (Agamidae) Nobbi Dragon

A small lizard, body length to 8cm, tail to 19cm (total lenth to 27cm). A common lizard in dry eucalypt forest, especially with plentiful rocky outcrops. When disturbed they freeze in place, with the head held up at an angle. They have five rows of scales,...

Cyclodomorphus gerrardii Pink-tongued Skink

Cyclodomorphus gerrardii Pink-tongued Skink

Pink-tongues grow to about 30 cm. Juveniles are very conspicuously coloured with striking black and cream bands. The colour pattern of the adults varies. The body is usually grey to fawn or brown with a series of dark brown of black bands. In some...

Dendrelaphis punctulata Common Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis punctulata Common Tree Snake

Agile and slender, non-venomous snake to 2m usually a little over 1m, green to yellowish-green, brownish-green, black - even blue in a rare form. Under threat, raises itself revealing splashes of blue between its scales. Mainly active during the day,...

Hemidactylus frenatus Asian House Gecko

Hemidactylus frenatus Asian House Gecko

On the underneath of E. tereticornis bark The Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) resemble many native geckos, but they are much more talkative, their 'chuck, chuck, chuck' call is distinctive. They have slightly enlarged spines scattered over their...

Skink?

Skink?

Common Brisbane Skink, not sure of ID. SOWN is a community organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane's north and west. SOWN is a supported by the Brisbane City...

Varanus varius (VARANIDAE) Goanna, Lace Monitor

Varanus varius (VARANIDAE) Goanna, Lace Monitor

Up a tree Australia's largest lizards, goannas have strong claws and powerful legs. Dark grey to black with cream or yellow scales forming bands and blotches. Usually have black bars across the snout, throat and chin. The tongue is long and forked. Body...