Eastern Water Dragon
Maximum Snout Vent Length – 245mm
Distributed along the Australia’s eastern seaboard from around Cooktown to Gippsland in Victoria.
A large dragon lizard found along permanent waterways where it basks on banks and overhanging trees and logs. When approached will jump into the water to escape and can swim beneath the water for some distance. In populated areas can become very confiding allowing close approach.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Information sources:||Photo 1 taken at Teemburra Dam by Marlis Schoeb, Photo 2 at Eungella by Robert Werner , Photo 3 at Eungella by Marlis Schoeb|