Sandfish or ordinary squin (scientific name: Scincus scincus) (English: Sandfish) is a type of reptile that follows the genus of a falcona of the Sociocean family. And the inhabitants of the Algerian desert call it the Sharchman. She belongs to the group of reptiles, although she has four legs and it is very similar to the worm, but it is much smaller than it hides in the sand by diving, as is the fish in the sea, and therefore it was called the sand fish. Some Western amateurs keep them as a pet in their homes.
This lizard is an insect animal, that is, an insectivore. It is not harmful because it is non-toxic. It is fed by desert animals, such as desert flakes, hedgehog, snake, lorell and some carnivores. Because they have cold blood, these lizards appear in the spring after their winter slumber. They multiply with eggs, and the male (slave) is larger than the female and has clear brown ripples on the back while the color of the female is yellow like dirt dipping groups in the dirt, which makes it easier for the researcher in the desert sands in the presence of these effects resulting from diving similar to the effects of snakes.
Arab Desert and North Africa. Its maximum limits in the Levant are in the south of Jordan in the Hasmy Desert, due to the discontinuation of sandy deserts, after that in the Levant.