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Dumeril’s Monitor


  • Varanus dumerilii
  • Field Collected
  • Roughly 28 Inches In Length From Head To Tail
  • These Tame Down Well And Make Good Pets
  • Being Semi Aquatic They Love To Eat Fish And Crustaceans But Also Feed On Insects And Rodents
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Dumeril’s monitor (Varanus dumerilii) is a species of lizard, endemic to Southeast Asia. It is a member of the family Varanidae. The specific name, dumerilii, is a Latinized form of the name of the scientist who first described this species, French herpetologist André Marie Constant Duméril.

Dumeril’s monitor can be found in southern Burma and in Thailand north of the Isthmus of Kra to Tak Province, as well as in Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Riau, Bangka-Belitung, and other smaller Indonesian islands. Their natural environment consists of lush evergreen woods with high humidity and mangrove wetlands.

Although this monitor prefers crabs, it has also been seen consuming snails, insects, mollusks, fish, frogs, and smaller rodents. Compared to other monitor lizard species, this species is poorly understood overall.

The monitors of Adult Dumeril are typically a dark coffee-brown color, with sporadic brighter, less defined crossbars. Juveniles have considerably diverse hues and patterns: “The major color is a dark varnish black which is interrupted by several yellow crossways bars on the back.” Young animals have glossy, orange, red, or even yellow heads. This youthful coloring goes away in about 4 to 8 weeks. Although their usual length is 4 meters, adult Dumerils can grow up to 4.5 meters in total length (including their tail).


  • Varanus salvator
  • Long Term Captive 
  • Female
  • Roughly 5 – 6 Feet From Head To Tail
  • Adults Can Grow Up To 6 – 7 Feet In Length


  • These Tame Down Well And Make Good Pets
  • Native To Malaysia And Indonesia In Semi Aquatic Habitats With Forested And Swampy Areas
  • If Housed And Kept Properly They Can Live 10 – 15 Years In Captivity 


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