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This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 8. Links - Species Specific and the Section: Lizards: Monitors

Species page for: Water Monitor (Varanus salvator)


This page contains a selection of the best links found on the reptile species: Water Monitor (Varanus salvator). The navigation table on the top left will take you directly to the defined topics, such as  Natural Habitat, Captive care, Breeders, Pictures, More information, Other information and Taxonomy.

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A brief snippet about Water ( Varanus salvator)

A brief introduction to the species will be inserted here ..... coming soon! In the interim we have a number of links on the species, listed on this page.


Natural Habitat
Malayan Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) - Animals and Pets pics

Malayan Water Monitor -

This common species occurs throughout Southeast Asia in virtually all habitats including urban areas where it may sometimes be seen feasting on roadkill. It is particularly common, however, in mangrove areas as it is a strong swimmer and it can flourish on a diet of crabs and other large invertebrates.

Water monitor (Varanus salvator) by Daniel Bennett

Captive Care
Caring for Your New Water Monitor - Aqualandpetsplus

Water Monitor Article from Reptiles Magazine December 2003

Check out the Pro Exotics Monitor Pro Pack. This caresheet addresses Water Monitor availability, morphs, seasonality, sexing, pricing, shipping, and most importantly, setup and care.

Pictures - excellent photos

More Info.

On this site, you will be able to gather information on Water Monitors, and other South East Asian varanids. A forum is available to ask questions, give advice and share stories on husbandry, taxonomy, natural history or just chit chat in our chat rooms.


We have many other species documented in similar fashion which are listed on our home page, in the 8. Links - Species Specific section.

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