Scientific Name: Physignathus lesueurii
Description: Olive to brown with a dark stripe from eye to neck, always near water.
Habitat: The Australian water dragon is associated with water and is semi-aquatic. It can be found near creeks, rivers, lakes and other water bodies that have basking sites such as overhanging branches or rocks in open or filtered sun
About: Australian water dragons have long powerful limbs and claws for climbing, a long muscular laterally-compressed tail for swimming, and prominent neck and vertebral crests. Adult diet includes small rodents, although insects are still the most commonly consumed. Both males and females display behaviour such as basking, arm-waving and head-bobbing. Fast arm-waving signals dominance, while slow arm-waving signals submission Source: Wikipedia
SVL: 245 mm
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