Weber's sailfin lizard

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Weber's sailfin lizard
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Hydrosaurus
H. weberi
Binomial name
Hydrosaurus weberi

Weber's sailfin lizard or Halmahera sailfin dragon (Hydrosaurus weberi), is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae. The species is endemic to Indonesia.

Geographic range[edit]

H. weberi is only found on Halmahera and Ternate Islands of Maluku.[1][2]


H. weberi has a life-span of between 10 and 15 years.[3]


H. weberi is the smallest of the three recognized species of Hydrosaurus, attaining an average total length (including tail) of 2–3 ft (0.61–0.91 m).[citation needed]


H. weberi is omnivorous; devouring whatever animal it can overpower plus consuming a variety of vegetation and fruit.[citation needed]

In captivity[edit]

In captivity, juveniles of H. weberi are usually maintained on a 60% insect / 40% vegetation diet. Adults consume approximately 75% vegetation and 25% insects and other non-vegetation life.[citation needed]


H. weberi is oviparous.[1]


The specific name, weberi, is in honor of German-Dutch zoologist Max Wilhelm Carl Weber van Bosse.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Species Hydrosaurus weberi at The Reptile Database
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  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Hydrosaurus weberi, p. 280).

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Barbour T (1911). "New Lizards and a New Toad from the Dutch East Indies, with Notes on Other Species". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 24: 15–22. (Hydrosaurus weberi, new species, pp. 20–21).
  • Barts M, Wilms T (2003). "Die Agamen der Welt". Draco 4 (14): 4-23. (in German).
  • Colwell GJ (1993). "Hydrosaurus weberi (Weber's sail-fin dragon)". Morphology Herpetological Review 24 (4): 150.
  • de Rooij N (1915). The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden: E. J. Brill. xiv + 384 pp.
  • Gábris J (2003). "Zur Haltung von philippinischen Segelechsen (Hydrosaurus pustulatus)". Draco 4 (14): 24–33. (in German).
  • Werning H (2002). Wasseragamen und Segelechsen. Münster: Natur und Tier Verlag. 127 pp. (in German). [review in Sauria 26 (4): 17.]
  • Werning H (2004). "Bibliographie der Gattungen Physignathus, Lophognathus und Hydrosaurus". Iguana Rundschreiben 17 (2): 18–31. (in German).