Classification
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  • French
    • Varan malais
  • Scientific Names
    • Varanus salvator
    • Hydrosaurus salvator
    • Monitor nigricans
    • Monitor salvator
    • Stellio salvator
  • German
    • Bindenwaran
  • English
    • Common Water Monitor
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 圓鼻巨蜥 (水巨蜥)
  • Spanish
    • Monitor de agua

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

thanchira-s

Date

May 18, 2016 04:04 PM ICT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

darek

Date

March 13, 2016 05:22 PM AWST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

dharshangiri

Date

May 1, 2016 05:12 PM AWST

Description

There was an organism that looked like a crocodile with just its head poking out of the water. It was in a huge dirty body of water at the end of the park. It had a huge mouth. It also didn't move very fast. It also had a scaly skin and the teeth looked extremely sharp. It had blackish eyes and its color was a dark green color and camouflaged waits the color of the pond perfectly.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

ethanweaver

Date

May 1, 2016 05:22 PM AWST

Description

Singaporean Water Monitor.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

katherine1

Date

April 17, 2016

Description

A 1 metre long monitor lizard, grey back with light yellow post on its belly and down its tail. Seen near a canal.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

leptonia

Date

July 4, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

jujurenoult

Date

March 12, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

csavy

Date

November 16, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

nicolascatassi

Date

February 28, 2016

Place

Bangkok (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

csavy

Date

November 14, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

March 15, 2016 12:05 PM IST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

zanskar

Date

July 24, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

The water monitor (Varanus salvator) is a large lizard native to South Asia. Water monitors are one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia, and range from Sri Lanka and India to Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, and various islands of Indonesia, living in areas close to water.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.
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