LAND MULLET Egernia major (Gray, 1845)
One of Australia's' largest skinks the Land Mullet attains more than 60 cm. It is so named because of its' large shiny fish like body scales, and the fact that when it moves, it looks a bit like a swimming mullet.
Found in rainforests and similar habitats along the north coast of NSW and South East Queensland, this lizard has similar habits to the Major Skink Egernia frerei.
This lizard often lives in burrows concealed by Lantana Lantana camara bush in clearings adjacent to rainforests, to which it will retreat when alarmed.
The lizard gives birth to about seven live young in late summer.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.