Nature conservation

Threatened species

Centralian Blue-tongued Lizard - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Tiliqua multifasciata
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 01 Dec 2017


Robust grey skink with numerous orange-brown crossbands traversing the body.


Known only from the north-west corner in Sturt National Park.

Habitat and ecology

  • This terrestrial species is both diurnal and nocturnal.
  • Inhabits dunes, swales, plains and inland hills, usually where there is an abundance of sandy or stony ground. In NSW it is probably restricted to Triodia habitat on red sands.
  • Diet includes insects, carrion and vegetation.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

Activities to assist this species

Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Other StateQLD Known None
Other StateSA Known None
Simpson Strzelecki DunefieldsStrzelecki Desert Known Sturt National Park