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Delma molleri

The Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) is a very common harmless species of legless lizard found around Adelaide area, Flinders Ranges and York Peninsula

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Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at the Onkaparinga Gorge, South Australia

Approximate distribution of the Gulf Delma (Delma molleri)
Approximate distribution of the Gulf Delma (Delma molleri)


Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at Rocks Reserve, west of Balaklava, South Australia
Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at Rocks Reserve, west of Balaklava, South Australia


Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at Rocks Reserve, west of Balaklava, South Australia
Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) with a full original tail photographed at Rocks Reserve, west of Balaklava, South Australia





This half grown Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) which as recently dropped part of its tail, was photographed at Worlds End, South Australia
This half grown Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) which as recently dropped part of its tail, was photographed at Worlds End, South Australia


This half grown Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) was photographed at Worlds End, South Australia
This half grown Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) was photographed at Worlds End, South Australia


This half grown Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) was photographed at Worlds End, South Australia
This half grown Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) was photographed at Worlds End, South Australia

Juvenile Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) with a partially regrown tail photographed at Monarto, South Australia
Juvenile Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) with a partially regrown tail photographed at Monarto, South Australia. Notice that the head pattern is similar to that on a hatchling Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) however this is much smaller then a hatchling Eastern Brown Snake (a species that is common in the same areas that Gulf Delmas occur!


Juvenile Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) with a partially regrown tail photographed at Monarto, South Australia
Juvenile Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) with a partially regrown tail photographed at Monarto, South Australia


Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at Anstey Hill, South Australia
Adult Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at Anstey Hill, South Australia


Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at Rocks Reserve, west of Balaklava, South Australia
Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at Rocks Reserve, west of Balaklava, South Australia


Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at the Anstey Hill, South Australia
Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) with a partially regrown tail, photographed at Anstey Hill, South Australia


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Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at the Onkaparinga Gorge, South Australia

 


This Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at the Onkaparinga Gorge, South Australia has lost most of tail in the past and has regrown a new one.



Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at the Onkaparinga Gorge, South Australia



Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) with a regrown tail, photographed at the Onkaparinga Gorge, South Australia

Gulf Delma Delma molleri
Gulf Delma (Delma molleri) photographed at the Flagstaff Hill, South Australia

Gulf Delmas (Delma molleri) are often mistaken for baby Brown snakes (Pseudonaja textilis) as it has similar head markings, and many are killed for that reason.


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