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Lace Monitor

Varanus varius


Lace monitors are the second-largest monitor in Australia after the Perentie. They can be as long as 2.1 metres (over 6 ft 10ins) with a head and body length of up to 76.5 cm (2½ ft). The tail is long and slender and about 1.5 times the length of the head and body.[2][3] Maximum weight of lace monitor can be 20 kg.(44 lb), but most adults are much smaller.


These common terrestrial and often arboreal monitors are found in eastern Australia and range from Cape Bedford on Cape York Peninsula to south-eastern South Australia. They frequent both open and closed forests and forage over long distances (up to 3 km a day).

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MelanieAustralia 9 years ago

thank u :)

OnengDyah 9 years ago

nice pic...

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