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Indi has or used to have 38 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Alpine She-oak Skink.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Alpine She-oak Skink

Alpine She-oak Skink

Cyclodomorphus praealtus

Status: Endangered

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Cyclodomorphus praealtus is found across 3 electorates.

The Alpine She-oak Skink is a medium-sized scincid lizard with a snout vent length up to 126 mm with smooth, overlapping scales and four distinct but short limbs, each with five fingers or toes. The tail is relatively short compared to species from coastal areas. Dorsal colouration is olive green to reddish-brown, with dark edges to scales that form broken, wavy stripes and occasionally irregular, narrow bands. The ventral surface is usually orange to reddish.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activitiesOverexploitation and other direct harm from human activities

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Indi has or used to have 36 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Alpine She-oak Skink but they're just as important.

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