Bearded Dragon

Photo by Gina Brisby

Bearded Dragon1 Gina Brisby
Scientific Name: Pogona barbata

The bearded dragon gets its name from the spikes and scales around its head that resemble a beard. It is used as a defense mechanism to appear larger to prey.
    • Size: Length: 20 to 24 inches
    • Diet: Crickets, grasshoppers, worms, beetles, mice and some reptiles
    • Habitat: Dry woodlands
    • Range in the Wild: Eastern Australia

    Conservation Status

    Listed as Least Concern.

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