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The full grown of this lizard grows more than a meter in lenght ,much of which is tail. The male has a fan like tail fin than a female. Its color changes from dull olive green to bright orange green depending on sorrounding temperature. It spends most of the time hanging on trees near or directly above a body of water for a quick escape when threatened. It can stay under water for up to 30 mins. and is a good and powerful swimmer. It can even run on the water on top speed. It feeds on small reptiles , fish, crustacians, insects and even fruits and some water plants.
Tropical swamps / tropical forests near a body of water.