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EASTERN WATER DRAGON
Intellagama lesueurii
(was Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii
)

EASTERN WATER DRAGON
Photo above taken in Brisbane Qld


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EASTERN WATER DRAGON  EASTERN WATER DRAGON
Photo above taken in Brisbane Qld

 

EASTERN WATER DRAGON Physignathus lesueurii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA


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 lesueurii (was Physignathus lesueurii howitti)


Note that the Gippsland Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii (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 races cross readily in captivity so should not be kept together adult crosses are not as colorful as either species. Apparently intermediate forms do occur naturally in NSW.

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