THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea
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File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

Legless Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Skinks

 

Crocodiles

 


EASTERN WATER DRAGON
Intellagama (was Physignathus) lesueurii lesueurii

EASTERN WATER DRAGON Physignathus lesueurii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA


Intellagama lesueurii map


Eastern Water Dragon Brisbane

 


juvenile waer dragon EASTERN WATER DRAGON Physignathus lesueurii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA  

EASTERN WATER DRAGON Physignathus lesueurii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA  
This wild water Dragon above lived at Kooralbyn Resort (SE Qld) and lived near the restaurant - Photo John Fowler

EASTERN WATER DRAGON Physignathus lesueurii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Adult Eastern Water Dragon - Note the distinct Black stripe which extends from the ear to the eye.

The Eastern Water Dragon is a very common species found in Eastern Australia. It is commonly kept as a pet and is very easy to breed, often having more than 1 clutch of eggs per year.

Females usually lay from 6 to 20 eggs per clutch which take from 70 to 120 days to hatch.


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GIPPSLAND WATER DRAGON
Intellagama (was Physignathus) lesueurii howitti


Note that the Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama (was Physignathus) lesueurii howitti is found in the southern part of the range and lacks the distinct eye stripe, although they may have a black stripe behind their ear.

The two sub-species cross readily in captivity so should not be kept together. Besides being illegal to cross sub-species in some states, crosses may be hard to classify when juveniles, and adult crosses are not as colorful as either species. Apparently intergrades do occur in NSW

Click here for more information about Australian Dragons (Agamas)

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