Rainbow Skink
I-Mabuya emihlanu

© Tyrone Ping

Igama

I-Mabuya emihlanu, i-Rainbow Skink noma i-Rainbow Mabuya (Trachylepis margaritifera)

Inhlobo

Reptilia

Uhlelo

Squamata

Umndeni

Scincidae

Incazelo

Kokubili amaduna nezinsikazi ziphakathi kuka-85 kuya ku-110 mm ubude. Umbala wabo uhlukile ngokuya ocansini nobudala. Anamafasitela amancane avulekile eziqwini zamehlo, kanti izingalo zabo zangaphambili nezinduna zihlala isikhathi eside futhi zihamba lapho zicindezelwa emzimbeni wayo.

Ukudla

I-Rainbow Skink idla kakhulu izinambuzane.

Ukubeletha

Ngesikhathi sehlobo, owesifazane ubeka amaqanda ayisithupha kuya kwayishumi ngemuva kwezinsuku ezingu-62.I-rainbow skink yasenyakatho ingabeka amaqanda Kabili ngesikhathi sonyaka esinye.

Ukusabalalisa

I-rainbow skink ingatholakala eNingizimu Afrika KwaZulu-Natali nakuyo yonke i-Lowveld. Bangatholakala futhi bevela eZimbabwe baye e-Algeria naseSenegal.

Izinhlobo

I-mabuya ehlanganisiwe emihlanu inezinhlobo ezintathu. I-Mabuya quinquetaeniata margaritifera yayiyinhlobo kuze kube ngo-1999, lapho ihlonishwa njengezinhlobo zayo. Izinhlobo zayo ezintathu zihlanganisa okulandelayo:

Trachylepis quinquetaeniata quinquetaeniata
Trachylepis quinquetaeniata langheldi
Trachylepis quinquetaeniata riggenbachi