Chinese Water Dragon

The Chinese water dragon is a large lizard with a crest of prominent, tooth-like scales from neck to tail, and a raised hump on its neck. It has a green body, but the chin and throat are white, pale yellow, or pinkish. Males become brighter in colour during the breeding season.

 It hunts primarily by ambushing its prey, which comprises invertebrates and small vertebrates such as lizards. However, it also forages actively for food, and may occasionally graze upon vegetation. Females lay multiple clutches of 10-15 eggs throughout an extended breeding season.