Red-Barred Dragon - Ctenophorus Vadnappa
Red Barred Dragons are native to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia is one of the most distinctly marked small dragon species. (Click thumbnail photo above for area distribution) They are found on and around rocky outcrops surrounded by low shrubby growth. The red-barred dragon basks on the rocks by day, and seeks shelter in rock crevices for sleep and safety at night time.
The male Red-barred Dragon gains more colour at maturity than the female which is usually the case with most dragon lizards.. Males will display to females and other males by raising their tails, pushing up with their hind bodies, and bobbing their heads. The female red-barred dragon can lay 3 clutches of eggs in a good season. Each clutch will contain between 2 and 5 eggs. The red-barred dragon grows to a maximum length of about 28 cm.