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Asian water monitor

Varanus salvator macromaculatus


Adults rarely exceed 1.5–2 m in length, but the largest specimen on record, from Sri Lanka, measured more than 3 m. A common mature weight can be around 20 kg.


Asian water monitors are semi-aquatic and opportunistic feeder.


Other names include: Malayan water monitor, common water monitor, two-banded monitor, and as rice lizard, ring lizard, plain lizard and no-mark lizard, as well as simply "water monitor"

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armadeus.4 11 months ago

Oh my looks like it had a huge meal before you took its photo! Great pics Marek. Thank you for sharing :)

maplemoth662 11 months ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo....beautiful colors....all brown colors....a beautiful array, of dark, medium, and light colors....a very unique photo....etc.

จังหวัดพังงา, Thailand

Lat: 8.58, Long: 97.64

Spotted on Feb 14, 2018
Submitted on Feb 14, 2018

Spotted for mission

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