Adult Bermuda skinks (also known locally as "rock lizards") have dark brown or black backs and are pinkish or light gray on the underside. Juveniles are lighter in color and have black stripes running along the sides of their bodies, which fade with age. Females retain the stripes longer than males. Adult males have larger heads, hatchlings have bright blue tails, and all have salmon orange cheeks and throat.
Crickets, beetles, other small invertibrates, and terrestrial crustaceans make up the diet of the Bermuda Rock Skink.