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Animals from A-Z

Sandfish

(engl: Sandfish)

The lizard swims like a fish, but in the sand.

The surface of their sleek scales serves as a model for durable surfaces for solar panels in desert areas with sandstorms.

Scinus scinus
Scientific Surname Scincus scincus
Order Squamata
Distribution Africa
Habitat deserts , Sahara