This reptile is a sand-dweller. It’s native to desert regions throughout North Africa and southwest Asia. The Sandfish Skink is appropriately named because of its fantastic ability to move and travel through sand, similar to how a fish swims in water.
It has a unique sand-filtering system that allows it to inhale and exhale within the sand without aspirating sand particles into the lungs. Sandfish skinks are insectivores. To locate prey, they depend on sand surface vibrations. Researchers do not know much about their behavior because of their elusive and secretive nature.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No