Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Varanus
Family: Varanidae (Reptilia)
Taxon : Reptile
Group : Animal

SPECIES
niloticus
Sub Species
niloticus
NOTES

The tail of this reptile is longer than the body which is laterally compressed. Reaches a length of 100-140 cm.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Protected
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Olive brown with yellowish bands on back and tail. Large photo courtesy of the Evans family
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Water monitor
Leguaan
Nile monitor
Habitat
NOTES: Swims well. Fond of sunning itself on the river bank
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
NOTES: Swims in the river
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Lacerta monitor
Lacertus tupinambis
Lacerta capensis
Lacerta nilotica
Tupinambis elegans
Tupinambus ornatus
Monitor niloticus
Monitor pulcher
Stellio saurus
Varanus ornatus



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