Golden Grass Mabuya


Name: Golden Grass Mabuya

Scientific name: Trachylepis septemtaeniata

Synonym: Euprepis septemtaeniata

Type: Diurnal lizards

Family: Scincidae


This is a medium size lizard with a total length smaller than 30 cm. Their skin is bright and smooth. They are active during the day and can be found mainly in gardens, farms and humanized environments. This is present in the mainland and also in Halul island. They eat insects and other small invertebrates. In the gardens of Qatar Foundation they also eat ice cream from the students. Females lay eggs

World Distribution:

The species is distributed in Southern Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Nnorth-eastern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, northern Oman, Eritrea, Afghanistan, and Qatar. Its type locality is Massawa, Eritrea. In Qatar the species is present in the mainland and in Halul island

Conservation status:


Scientific publications:

Only four scientific publications have been found about the species in international databases, which have been conducted recently between 2006 and 2008 concerning the morphology and taxonomy. No information about the ecology of the species exists for Qatar

Similar species:

None in Qatar


Reuss, 1834

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