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West Coast Long-tailed Ctenotus

A garden with fallen logs, rockeries, good layer of mulch and plenty of native plants will be popular with a resident West Coast Long-tailed Ctenotus.

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Noongar Names: Not Known

Scientific Name: Ctenotus australis

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: West Coast Long-tailed Ctenotus 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

West Coast Long-tailed Ctenotus 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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