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Shrubland Morethia Skink

Shrubland Morethia Skinks are common along coastal suburbs and will readily visit a resident wildlife garden with plenty of hiding spaces.

Lizards Bushland Heathland

Noongar Names: Yulart (Skink)

Scientific Name: Morethia obscura

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Shrubland Morethia Skinks are well known to venture into home gardens located near coastal areas

Natural Distribution: Widespread and common throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Fallen logs, thick leaf litter, large rocks, and rockeries

Diet: Invertebrates

Water: Shallow dish of water

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Shrubland Morethia Skinks can help control pests around the home, benefiting our neighbourhoods as we work to drive a healthy environment for our community. If you see them in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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