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All Names

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

kvnc

Date

January 4, 2011 02:28 PM NCT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

July 21, 2015 04:59 PM HKT

Description

Common Water Monitor (Varanus salvator)

Photos / Sounds

Monitor frog

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

June 23, 2014 02:56 PM SGT

Place

Merapoh (Google, OSM)

Description

Merapoh 23Jun14

While Con was having a siesta, we heard a wail. Then we saw this - a monitor with a frog in mouth. ©Tan KH

Photos / Sounds

Sst mwm

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

February 21, 2009 10:39 AM SGT

Description

Lower Peirce. 21Feb09. Tan KH

Water monitor feeding on turtle carcass.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

April 10, 2015 06:11 AM IST

Description

Common Water Monitor
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 19th April 2015
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

smoghead

Date

May 24, 2015

Place

klungkung (Google, OSM)

Description

On the walls of a cave with hundreds of bats

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

rcollin

Date

April 13, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

hari2

Date

May 4, 2013 11:53 AM IST

Description

Varanus salvator andamanensis

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

mklein

Date

February 7, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Date

January 9, 2015 07:52 AM EST

Description

Seen at the Taj Airport Garden Hotel

234-236 Colombo Negombo road, Seeduwa, 11410 Negombo, Sri Lanka

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

pierre_t

Date

September 9, 2014

Place

Ubud (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

February 1, 2015 06:59 AM IST
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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.