The Gippsland Water Dragon(Physignathus lesueurii howittii) is a large lizard. It is grey-green and brown with black banding on back and a row of spines from the crest of the head to the tail. The chest is olive green. Males often have patches or stripes of orange, blue and yellow on chest. It is a good swimmer and dives into the water when disturbed. It can remain submerged for around half an hour.
eastern Victoria and far south-eastern NSW
Total length up to 80 cm including tail. Head and body length 20-25cm