Central Netted Dragon
One of the most noticeable lizards in central Australia, this dragon is able
to exploit a range of habitats, even extremely degraded areas. It is often found
living by highways, where it devours the endless supply of insects hit by
passing vehicles, subsidised with the leaves and flowers of small herbaceous
Elevated areas like rocks, fence posts and tree stumps are favoured basking
spots for these diurnally active lizards, whist defending their territory, but
they retreat to burrows to cool off in times of excessive heat.
A short-lived lizard, the Central Netted Dragon can survive 5 to 6 years in captivity. In the wild
some males will only live 12-18 months.
Alice Springs Reptile