General Description

Line of ridged scales along the back. Tail laterally compressed; neck with a distinct crest. Up to 25 cm long (snout-vent).


Eastern Water Dragons are active during the day, feeding on a range of plants and animals. They are often observed perched on fallen trees, logs or rocks beside flowing water. When startled, they will dive into the water where they can remain submerged for up to an hour. Females lay a clutch of 6-17 eggs.


Eastern mainland Australia.


Around logs and fallen branches.

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