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The Asian water monitor, also called common water monitor, is a large varanid lizard native to South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the most common monitor lizards in Asia, ranging from Sri Lanka and coastal northeast India to Indochina, Malay Peninsula, and Indonesian islands where it lives close to water. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. It was described by Laurenti in 1768 and is among the largest squamates in the world.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded Mar 31, 2015. Captured Mar 23, 2015 20:09 in Jalan Limbungan Kapal, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • NIKON D3200
  • f/1.0
  • 10/3200s
  • ISO800