Ranges throughout most of Florida, southern Georgia, and southeastern into central Alabama.
Spends most of its time underground, slithering through sandy substrate in hot, dry habitats. It comes to the surface to hunt under leaf litter, logs, or other ground debris. It is common in coastal dune and sandy scrub regions, and found on coastal islands.
A small, slender skink reaching 3.5-6 inches in total length. It has smooth, glossy scales and skinny legs set far apart. Its tail is slightly longer than its cylindrical body, and colored blue on juveniles and pinkish orange on adults. Its head and body are medium to dark greyish brown. Its ventrum is pale and unmarked.
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