Body dark grey-brown with narrow stripes. Flap of skin hanging under the chin - large in males, small and barely visible on females. Body up to 75 cm long.
Male Musk Dusks have bizarre displays: they hold their tail spread upright and over their back while uttering high-pitched sounds and splashing the water with their feet.
Deep permanent water or open lakes.
South-western and south-eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Vulnerable
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern