Varanus panoptes

Varanus panoptes

Varanus panoptes

(Yellow-spotted Monitor)

FAMILY

Varanidae

Species

Varanus panoptes

Common name

Yellow-spotted Monitor

Main colour

Dark brown to reddish-brown to yellowish

Body size

Snout to vent to 6.7 cm, tail up to 100 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This ground dwelling goanna feeds on insects and small vertebrates. Similar to V. gouldii but has alternating transverse rows of pale spots and larger dark spots. The end of the tail is paler but with dark bands, lower surface paler.

Additional Images

goanna portrait