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The wonderful Central Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis) does exude a bit of character. One of Central Australia’s noticeable lizards, this dragon enjoys a range of habitats. It can often be found living near highways, enjoying endless supply of insects that are hit by passing vehicles. They also eat the leaves and flowers of small herbaceous plants.

Enjoy our collection of images of the Central Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis) taken at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

For more information check out our Fauna IndexReptiles and the Central Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis)


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Suborder: Iguania
  • Family: Agamidae
  • Genus: Ctenophorus
  • Species: C. nuchalis
  • Binomial name: Ctenophorus nuchalis
Central Netted Dragon, NT
Central Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis), Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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