Philippine Sailfin Lizard

Hydrosaurus pustulatus

This reptile gets its name from the sail in the dorsal part of its tail which is more prominent among males. It feeds on small invertebrates when it is young, but turns into a vegetarian when it becomes adult.

This lizard is a good swimmer and often found on tree branches near clean river and streams. Its ability to blend in with its environment protects it from predators.

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