These lizards are known for their colourful and vibrant skin. They have brown and grey bodies, orange scales along both sides, and yellow bellies. The males are usually are more colourful, which intensifies during mating season.

The Chinese Crocodile lizard earns its name from its powerful, scaly tail, which looks incredibly similar to a crocodile.

Chinese Crocodile Lizards are precocial, which means they can feed and look after themselves from the moment they are born, and their parents will not raise them.

Diet

Chinese crocodile lizards eat tadpoles, worms, larvae, crickets

Habitat

Subtropical forests near freshwater ponds and slow-moving streams in southern China and Vietnam.

Lifespan

Chinese crocodile lizards can live 10+ years in captivity

Size

8-10 inches long

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