Varanus gouldii

Varanus gouldii

Varanus gouldii

(Gould’s Goanna)

FAMILY

Varanidae

Species

Varanus gouldii

Common name

Gould’s Goanna

Main colour

Dark brown with yellow bands

Body size

Snout to vent 67 cm, tail 100 cm

Location

Townsville

Description

This goanna prefers open areas and is widespread in Australia. Normally hunts on the ground, rarely climbs trees. preys on insects, other lizards and small mammals but can also be found scavenging. Shelters in burrows, both own and borrowed and under logs.