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Komodo Dragon

Varanus komodoensis

Description:

Large about 2,5 mt. tail as long as its body, weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms, forked tongue, skin reinforced by armoured scales. The Komodo Dragon is the largest living species of lizard.

Habitat:

This speciment has been spotted at Loh Buaya Komodo National Park - Rinca Island, Indonesia during a day walk with the park Rangers, it was moving in parallel to the path close to the Rangers Base. Varanus komodoensis Is also found in Komodo, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar islands.

Notes:

Vulnerable (IUCN 2.3), protected under Indonesian law. Komodo dragons hunt and ambush prey including invertebrates, birds, and mammals like deers or even water buffalos. It's bite is venomous. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Family: Varanidae Genus: Varanus Subgenus: Varanus Species: V. komodoensis

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11 Comments

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 7 months ago

Thanks Christine and Dr Namgya

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 months ago

Congrats JordiPrats for the SOTD!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 7 months ago

Awesome! Congrats Jordi!

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 7 months ago

Thanks Mark

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 months ago

Congrats Jordi

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 7 months ago

Thanks so much Daniele and Rangers

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 7 months ago

Amazing beast! Congrats, Jordi.

Wow,awesome series Jordi,great spotting,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 months ago

Congratulations Jordi, your Komodo dragon is our Spotting of the Day:

"That's one formidable reptile to be reckoned with! This Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is our Spotting of the Day. A powerful and dominant predator found on just a few Indonesian islands, the Komodo dragon is the largest, heaviest lizard in the world. Its diet includes carrion, deer, boar, smaller dragons and water buffaloes. It is known to occasionally attack humans. Recent studies have shown that The Komodo dragon possesses venom glands and has venom-like toxins in its mouth. Listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
To learn more about the Komodo dragon: https://buff.ly/2JP4LZm "

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JordiPrats
JordiPrats 8 months ago

Thanks maplemoth

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 8 months ago

A beautiful, Komodo Dragon....Five, beautiful, Komodo Dragon photos....

Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

Lat: -8.66, Long: 119.72

Spotted on Apr 10, 2018
Submitted on Apr 15, 2018

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