How many species of Blue Tongue are there?
There are 8 species of Blue Tongue Skinks, also known as Blue Tongue Lizards, with several subspecies. I have broken them down based on their geographical locations which is commonly how they are referred to within the private reptile community.
What kind of Blue Tongue Skinks are available in the US?
In the US community the most commonly available Australian Blue Tongue is the Northern followed by the Eastern. Blotched and Westerns are bred annually in very few numbers making them very rare and expensive. Centralians and Shinglebacks are even more rare and very few are offered publicly. Pygmy Blue Tongues are endangered and are not legally in the private market anywhere.