Unlike frogs, members of one group of wetland-dependent reptiles—crocodiles and freshwater turtles—spend nearly all their time feeding and interacting in the water and come out on land to lay their eggs in nests. Other reptiles, such as eastern water dragon, Mertens’ water monitor and Macleay’s water snake, rely on wetlands primarily as a source of food in the form of crayfish, crabs, fish and frogs and for a safe haven to hide when disturbed.
To find out more about species in your area see WetlandSummary.
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Last updated: 22 March 2013
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Reptiles, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 11 February 2019, .