Larger and robust in habitus , ear opening round, 72 scales along midline from nape to above vent, tail round , thick at base.
Mid region of the body brassy white with four rows of black dots, three rows of small black dots from axilla to groin and on to tail, belly whitish.
Writhing skinks, genus Lygosoma, are members of the lizard family Scincidae, where they form the type genus of the subfamily Lygosominae. They are primarily found in India, but some occur in nearby regions. The common name refers to the way these stubby-legged animals move, snake-like but slower and more awkward.