Pogona


• Nome científico: Pogona vitticeps
• Classe: Reptile
• Hábitos alimentares: Omnivorous
• Status de conservação: Not evaluated


Informações gerais:

This species is called the bearded dragon because it is a reptile that has thorny scales, giving the appearance of having a beard. When threatened, they can display this beard (inflating it) in order to intimidate the enemy.

Longevidade:

There are reports of living up to 10 years.

Dieta:

In a natural environment, they feed mainly on insects, leaves and fruits in less quantity. At the São Paulo Aquarium, they mainly consume leaves, vegetables, insects and feed.

Tamanho:

60 centimeters (its tail can have up to 30cm).

Peso:

510 g.

Distribuição geográfica:

Australia (New South Wales, North and South Australia, Queensland, Victoria)


Conservação:

This species has suffered a strong threat to the pet trade, but since the 1960s it has been banned.

Habitat:

It inhabits arid, desert and savannah regions.

Reprodução:

Males get involved in disputes to define the reproductive structure after the winter period. Females release 11 to 30 eggs.

Localização no Aquário de São Paulo:

Freshwater sector