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ASIAN WATER MONITOR
Varanus salvator
John Fowler & Rachel Barnes

Distribution:- South & South-east Asia

Comments:- Adults usually grow up to 2 Metres (6ft) but can grow to approximately (3 metre) 10 ft

There are 5 subspecies listed below


COMMON NAME
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SCIENTIFIC NAME
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DISTRIBUTION

Sri Lanka Water Monitor

Varanus salvator salvator

Sri Lanka

Andaman Islands Water Monitor

Varanus salvator andamanensis

Andaman Islands

Two Striped Water Monitor

Varanus salvator bivittatus

INDONESIA:- Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Ombai, Komodo, Wetar and neighboring islands

Southeast Asian Water Monitor and Black Water Monitor

Varanus salvator macromaculatus (includes lizards previously called Varanus salvator komaini)

Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo)

Ziegler's Water Monitor

Varanus salvator ziegleri 

Indonesia; Kali Telaga, Obi Island, Maluku Province, Central Indonesia.  

Asian Water Monitor Varanus salvator
This Two Striped Water Monitor (Varanus salvator bivittatus) was photographed at Club Med, Bali where a wild colony lives on the grounds. They often fed by resort guests.

"Black Water Monitor" sometimes called Varanus salvator komaini

The "Black Water Monitor (Varanus salvator macromaculatus) sometimes called Varanus salvator komaini (invalid subspecies) occurs in Thailand - (Photographed at Repticon Miami)


This Asian Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) was photographed at the Green Planet Dubai.

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