Sphenomorphus cherriei


Size: Small skink - up to 78mm in length. Females larger than males.

Habitat: Forest edge and disturbed areas within the lowland moist and wet forest regions.

Biology: Diurnal, forest litter dweller. Extremely secretive, almost always partially hidden under cover.

Density: 38/ha in forest habitats and 104/ha in abandoned plantations.

Food: A variety of arthropods, particularly spiders, isopods, and homopterans. Avoids mites, ants, and beetles.

Reproduction: May be year-round, but there is a decline during January and February.

Source: Savage, Jay M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 935pp.


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