OMIA:001607-161945 : Skin colour in Liopholis whitii (White's rock-skink)

In other species: goldfish , rainbow trout , guppy , Nile tilapia , gilthead seabream , common lizard , Mallard , Garter snake , Guadeloupean anole , sailfin molly , ball python , Midas cichlid , blacktip shark , common wall lizard , Italian wall lizard , Sand lizard , common chameleon , flapneck chameleon , mimic poison frog , Asian bonytongue , Siamese fighting fish , leopard coralgrouper , , starry flounder , delicate skink , red-top cobalt mbuna , Sagus Kul lizard , toad-headed agama , Oujiang color common carp , poison dart frogs , Blue Regal "Mbenji" Peacock

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:001607-161945: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2018 Matthews, G., Goulet, C.T., Delhey, K., Atkins, Z.S., While, G.M., Gardner, M.G., Chapple, D.G. :
Avian predation intensity as a driver of clinal variation in colour morph frequency. J Anim Ecol 87:1667-1684, 2018. Pubmed reference: 30098209. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12894.
2008 Chapple, D.G., Hutchinson, M.N., Maryan, B., Plivelich, M., Moore, J.A., Keogh, J.S. :
Evolution and maintenance of colour pattern polymorphism in Liopholis (Squamata: Scincidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 56:103–115, 2008. DOI:
1990 Milton, D. A. :
Genetic-evidence for sympatric differentiation between 2 color morphs of the skink Egernia whitii. Australian Journal of Zoology 38:117–130, 1990. DOI:

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