Varanus varius

Varanus varius

Varanus varius

(Lace Monitor)

FAMILY

Varanidae

Species

Varanus varius

Common name

Lace Monitor

Main colour

Grey to black with bands

Body size

Snout to vent to 70 cm, tail to 120 cm long

Location

Cairns

Description

This goanna is found in both sclerophyll and woodland communities where it forages on the ground for whatever it can find. Will climb if necessary. Distinguished by the grey to black body with yellowish bands and spots, broad bands present on distal part of tail. There are some black bands on the chin.