Mangrove Monitor


Varanus indicus or Mangrove Monitor

Did you know...

  • The mangrove monitor is one of Australia's most beautiful goanna species.
  • Mangrove monitor live along the coast of northern Australia.
  • Mangrove monitor lizards are also found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and the western Pacific islands.
  • Mangrove monitor eat fish, crabs, insects, birds, mammals and other reptiles. They will also dig up and eat turtle eggs.
  • Female mangrove monitor lizards will lay their eggs in a burrow in soil, or in the rotting centre of a fallen tree.

Where Mangrove Monitors dwell in parts of Australia:

    Mangrove monitor lizards are excellent swimmers, and will take to the watch if they feel threatened.