| Lepidothyris, Leptosiaphos, Afroablepharus, Panaspis, Sepsina|
Mochlus is a genus of skinks, lizards in the family Scincidae. The genus is endemic to Africa.
Skinks of the genus Mochlus are cylindrical in shape and robust. They get the common name "writhing skinks" from the side-to-side movement that they make when held in the hand.
Skinks in the genus Mochlus feed on insects and millipedes.
The following 13 species are recognized as being valid.Mochlus afer (W. Peters, 1854)
Mochlus brevicaudis (Greer, Grandison & Barbault, 1985)
Mochlus grandisonianum Lanza & Carfi, 1966
Mochlus guineensis (W. Peters, 1879)
Mochlus mabuiiforme (Loveridge, 1935)
Mochlus mocquardi (Chabanaud, 1917)
Mochlus paedocarinatum Lanza & Carfi, 1968
Mochlus productum (Boulenger, 1909)
Mochlus simonettai (Lanza, 1979)
Mochlus somalicum (Parker, 1942)
Mochlus sundevalli (A. Smith, 1849)
Mochlus tanae (Loveridge, 1935)
Mochlus vinciguerrae (Parker, 1932)
Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Mochlus.