Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Varanus niloticus   
(Nile or Water Monitor)
(SiSwati: Quamu)



Description:

Key Features: a narrow, elongated head with the nostril slits closer to the snout than the eyes, a laterally flattened tail and sharp claws on the feet

Comments: Occurs throughout the country in the highveld, middleveld, lowveld and Lubombo regions.

Habitats:  
Larger rivers


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