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EASTERN WATER DRAGON
Intellagama (was Physignathus) lesueurii lesueurii


Note that this is a subspecies of the AUSTRALIAN WATER DRAGON (Intellagama lesueurii)

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
This large (not captive) Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Sea World (Gold Coast, Qld)

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Note that there are a few populations of Australian Water Dragons (Intellagama lesueurii) found in the Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia, which are believed to be feral.

There is also a feral population of Eastern Water Dragons (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) on the Yarra River in Victoria.

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
This large Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed in the middle of the river at Maleny, Qld

 


Photo above of an gravid wild Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) taken at a cafe in Maleny, Qld


It's not unusual to see Eastern Water Dragons (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) discoloured by clay that they have been digging in, or other substances.
It's not unusual to see Eastern Water Dragons (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) discoloured by clay that they have been digging in, or other substances. This one was photographed at Irrawong Reserve, NSW



This Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) with discoloured skin was photographed at Warriewood Wetlands, NSW



A large tame Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) photographed living next to the Library Maleny, Qld



A large tame Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) photographed living next to the Library Maleny, Qld

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
This baby Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was one of 3 found under a broken esky dumped on the side of a track at Bilgola, NSW


Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
The photo above of an adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was taken in Brisbane Qld.
Males tend to have more red on their chest/throat than females however if there are no males in an area the dominant female may take on male colouration.

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
Photo above of an adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) taken at a cafe near Brisbane Qld

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
The photo above of an adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was taken at Flat Rock near Tarana, NSW

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
Captive male Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) note that this was a breeding male.
Males usually have more red on their chest than females. (Note that some populations of Eastern Water Dragons have yellow throats)

Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) Brisbane

 

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
This baby Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Bilgola, NSW


juvenile waer dragon EASTERN WATER DRAGON Physignathus lesueurii THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA  
Hatchling Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii)

  
This wild Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) above lived at Kooralbyn Resort (SE Qld) and lived near the restaurant

Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
Adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) - Note the distinct black stripe which extends from the eye past the ear.
This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Southbank, Brisbane, Qld
This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at South Bank, Brisbane, Qld


This baby Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane, Qld
This baby Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane, Qld.
Notice how long its tail is!



This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Southbank, Brisbane, Qld
This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at South Bank, Brisbane, Qld


This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Southbank, Brisbane, Qld
This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at South Bank, Brisbane, Qld

This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Southbank, Brisbane, Qld
This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at South Bank, Brisbane, Qld

 

This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Southbank, Brisbane, Qld
This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at South Bank, Brisbane, Qld

This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane, Qld
This adult Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) was photographed at Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane, Qld

The Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) 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.


This Statue of an Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) is at Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve, Port Macquarie, NSW


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