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Eastern Water Dragon

Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii

Description:

This beautiful adult male Australian Eastern Water Dragon is recognizable by its size, the red colour on its belly and its prominent colours markings and spikes. It has a crest of spines from the neck down onto a long flattened tail.

Habitat:

Brisbane Botanical Gardens where they roam freely, as they do in many other parks and garden of the city. Australian water dragons are semi-aquatic and typically perch in conspicuous ways near creeks, rivers, lakes and other water bodies.

Notes:

Head-body length up to 23 cm and a tail length of up to 80 cm. Distibution: Eastern Australia from northern Queensland to Gippsland in eastern Victoria. A different subspecies in found in Gippsland (P. l. howittii).

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26 Comments (1–25)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thanks Laura!

LauraMark
LauraMark 7 years ago

Haha, nice ones there!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Viv and Leuba!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 8 years ago

Fantastic set of pics Danielle. Beautiful markings and colouring

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Handsome ! great spotting Danielle

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Dan! I love those guys.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Great series!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks martinv1 and emilianog1!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Rieko! ¡Gracias Braulio y Gerado!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Great series !

Amazing!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Nice!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Wonderful series, Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi francor1! This animal is like a big lizard and like all lizards it belongs to the Reptiles class, so it's not a mammal. It lives in Australia only so you'd have to go there to see one, but you may be able see one in a zoo closer to you.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks everyone! Yes, they are incredibly beautiful reptiles!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Fabulous series!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 8 years ago

Simply awesome...looks good

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Very nice pictures.

naross
naross 8 years ago

A great photo, Daniele. Aren't they the most fabulous and beautiful reptiles? Cheeky buggers too!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Isn't he so good-looking? I love their prehistoric appearance.Thanks Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

What a handsome dragon!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Atul!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Lovely !

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks LandmarkExpert. The first shot shows more of the red throat and belly colour which is typical of the male (see Description).

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 31, 2013
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013

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