Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Species Information
 

                   
                   
                                           

Varanus niloticus   
(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


Distribution
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Distribution Data Sources:
SNTC Swaziland Biodiversity Baseline Data
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (data accessed in 2016) http://www.gbif.org/
Project Noah www.projectnoah.org/ UCT ADU Virtual Museum (ReptileMap) vmus.adu.org.za/
HerpMapper. 2017. HerpMapper - A Global Herp Atlas and Data Hub. Iowa, U.S.A. Available http://www.herpmapper.org. (Accessed: 21-01-2017).
Miscellaneous other sources.