Jeju Gotjawal

Tsushima ground Skink (Scincella vandenburghi) 도마뱀

by on Aug.11, 2010, under reptile


Characteristics : Its body is long and thin, and its tail is a little longer than the body. Its back is brown and it has lots of spots on its both sides. The body is smooth and has a gloss. Its trunk is about 4~5cm in length and the whole body is around 10cm.

Ecology : It lives in dark and wet areas, mainly appears at night, but during the daytime it conceals itself under a log or leaves. In spring and fall, you can find it taking a sunbath. Their feed is small insects which live on ground. It lays 1~5 eggs in late June.

Where you can see this species at Dongbaekdongsan : It can be seen in the forest or around rocks at ponds. At sunset, it is more easily seen around Meonmulkkak marsh than other places.

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