Lifespan: Up to 25 years
Height: Up to 18cm
Reproduction: Live birth
Status: Least Concern
The scales of the Hosmer’s skink are equipped with sharp barbs or spikes. When threatened, they will wedge themselves into rocky crevasses and puff their bodies out, making them very difficult to remove.
These skinks live in small colonies and are viviparous, giving birth to an average of four live young at a time.