Base Elements

Colour

Dorsal colouration of the juveniles is blackish, with small yellow spots and quite large and rounded spots or ocelli arranged in transverse series. Snout is brownish with blackish tinge, with black transverse bars, which are most prominent on the lips and

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Rarity Data

Vulnerable. Killed for its skin and eggs which are said to taste like turtle eggs. The flesh of this monitor is not consumed.

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Size

Standard Length : Standard length 1000 mm., tail length 1500 mm.

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Body And Scales

Scales on the crown of the head are larger than the scales available in the nuchal region; median supraocular shields are transversely enlarged; dorsal scales are prominently keeled; abdomen is with 80-95 transverse rows of feebly keeled scales.

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Head: snout is depressed at the tip, its length is at least 3 times of its height; canthus rostralis is obtuse; nostril is round or oval; its distance from the orbit is 2 times of its distance from the tip of the snout;: Teeth are acute, strongly compres

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Limbs

Limbs are strong, digits are elongate;

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Tails

tail is stronglycompressed, with a low double toothed crest above; subcaudal scales much larger than the lateral caudal scales.

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Description

General/Morphology/LifeForm

Vertebrata - Reptiles

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Habitat Location Distribution

Habit & Habitat

Diurnal; more aquatic in habits in comparison to other monitors, inhabiting rivers, canals, large ponds, sea coast and estuaries; it can climb the trees in search of food. The food habits are quite similar to the other allied species.
Aquatic
Insectivorous
Rock dwelling

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