Cryptoblepharus boutonii nigropunctatus
Has transparent snake-like eyelids.
|Scientific name||Cryptoblepharus boutonii nigropunctatus|
|English name||Cryptoblepharus boutonii nigropunctatus|
|Classification details||Squamata Scincidae|
|Full length||about 13cm.|
A lizard endemic to the Ogasawara Islands, designated as a near-threatened species. The body is dark brown and mottled. It has transparent snake-like eyelids and does not blink, which is what distinguishes it from ordinary lizards. Habitats are declining due to alien species such as green anoles.
It eats insects, spiders, etc. During the day, it stays still on sunny rocks, but when it senses danger, it will escape to the shade of rocks or grass. It is feared that the population will decrease due to competition for food with green anoles.
Found on the coast of Hahajima Kita Port. I was able to observe it without being frightened from a distance of about 5m, but when I got even a little closer, it fled behind the rocks. When I was walking along the rocks near the coast, I heard the sound of a lizard running away, although I could not see it.
Introducing a picture of Cryptoblepharus boutonii nigropunctatus.