Barkudia insularis Annandale, 1917 - Barakuda Limbless Skink

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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Type Locality: Barkuda island (Chilika lake, Odisha)
Rare, known to be reported from Barkuda island (Chilika lake, Ganjam district, Odisha) and Nandankanan Biological Park (Cuttack district, Odisha) (Bauer et al., 2014).

Conservation Status:


This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


The skink species is found in scrub forest and semi-evergreen forest patches, it digs burrows in loose earth around tree roots (Bauer et al., 2014). Since the forests of Odisha are patchily distributed due to forest destruction and forest fires; it evidences that the species might be affected with such level of habitat degradation (Bauer et al., 2014).
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
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Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Barkudia insularis Annandale, 1917 – Barakuda Limbless Skink. In Kamdar, A. and K. Kunte. (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. v.1.26. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.indianreptiles.org/barkudia-insularis, accessed 2024/06/25.