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Mangrove Monitor

Mangrove Monitors are monitor lizards are extensively distributed in a wide geographic range. These amphibian reptiles are large in size and have been introduced in different countries by humans.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Subgenus V. (Euprepiosaurus)
    Species V. indicus
    Scientific Name Varanusindicus

    Other Names Mangrove goanna, Western Pacific monitor lizard
    Length 3.5 to 4 ft (1.1 to 1.2 m)
    Coloration Light to dark gray base with off-white to bight yellowish spots all over the body
    Distribution Northern parts of Australia, New Guinea to the Moluccas, Marshall Islands, Caroline Islands, Solomon Islands, and Mariana Islands
    Habitat Mangroves and damp forests close to the coastal rivers, and in permanent inland lakes
    Diet Bird and reptile eggs, insects, crabs, smaller lizards, mollusks, rodents, fish, and carrion
    Breeding Season Summer to early autumn
    Clutch Size 2-12 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on March 28th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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