The COMMON WALL LIZARD has a flat body with flat elongate head. Total (body+tail) length up to 20 cm. Markings extremely variable, especially in urban areas where animals from elsewhere in its range may have become established following the release of pets or accidental transport amongst freight. In some regions completely black individuals occur.
Back, sides and legs of males generally greyish-brown with dark and off-white speckles, and an orange belly with black spots. During breeding season males have light blue dots on the lower flank. Females are duller in pattern: ground colour light brown, with a thin black mid-dorsal line that may break up, dark brown flanks and off-white or pinkish belly. Young similar to females, but somewhat greenish.
Distibution map by our National Herpetological Mapping Program: