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Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Vertebrates: Reptiles
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Mangrove skink
Emoia atrocostata
Family Scincidae

Size:
up to26 cm

The locally uncommon Mangrove skink can be found in the mangroves sunning itself in exposed areas.
mangrove skink on branch
It feeds largely on insects like the Mangrove cricket, and small crabs. When surprised, it will flee into crevices. Skinks are characterised by their shiny, sleek appearance, large scales and short limbs.

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What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre