Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Species Information

Duberria lutrix lutrix  
(South African Slug-eater)


Key Features: a small head not very distinct from the nec, the russet to dark brown body with grey sides and the pale yellow belly

Comments: Occurs in the highveld and western middleveld regions (rare in the latter), absent from the lowveld and Lubombo regions. This form is endemic to South Africa and Swaziland.

Open grassland
Rocky ridges and slopes
Alien forest

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Distribution Data Sources:
SNTC Swaziland Biodiversity Baseline Data
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (data accessed in 2016) http://www.gbif.org/
Project Noah www.projectnoah.org/ UCT ADU Virtual Museum (ReptileMap) vmus.adu.org.za/
HerpMapper. 2017. HerpMapper - A Global Herp Atlas and Data Hub. Iowa, U.S.A. Available http://www.herpmapper.org. (Accessed: 21-01-2017).
Miscellaneous other sources.