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EASTERN WATER DRAGON
Intellagama (was Physignathus) lesueurii lesueurii

Note that this is a subspecies of the AUSTRALIAN WATER DRAGON Intellagama lesueurii

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
This large (not captive) Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii was photographed at Sea World (Gold Coast, Qld)

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Note that there are a few populations of Australian Water Dragons Intellagama lesueurii found in the Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia, which are believed to be feral.

There is also a feral population of Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii on the Yarra River in Victoria.

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
This baby Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii was one of 3 found under a broken esky dumped on the side of a track at Bilgola, NSW

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
The photo above of an adult Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii was taken in Brisbane Qld.
Males tend to have more red on their chest/throat than females however if there are no males in an area the dominant female may take on male colouration.

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
Photo above of an adult Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii taken at a cafe near Brisbane Qld


The photo above of an adult Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii was taken at Flat Rock near Tarana, NSW

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
Captive male Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii note that this was a breeding male. Males usually have more red on their chest than females.

 


Eastern Water Dragon Brisbane

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
This baby Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii was photographed at Bilgola, NSW

juvenile waer dragon EASTERN WATER DRAGON Physignathus lesueurii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA 
Hatchling Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii  
This wild Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii above lived at Kooralbyn Resort (SE Qld) and lived near the restaurant - Photo John Fowler

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
Adult Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii - Note the distinct black stripe which extends from the eye past the ear.

The Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii 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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AUSTRALIAN WATER DRAGONS Intellagama lesueurii

GIPPSLAND WATER DRAGON
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Click here for a complete list of Australian Dragons (Agamas)

Click here for more information about Australian Dragons (Agamas)


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Updated February 26, 2019

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