AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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MERTEN'S WATER MONITOR
The Mertens Water Monitor is a large aquatic monitor (over 1 metre)which can
remain submerged for a considerable length of time. It's diet includes fish,
crabs and frogs, as well as more standard monitor food items. Up to 12 eggs
are usually laid, which take about 270 days to hatch at 30 Degrees
Centigrade in captivity.
Last updated August 10, 2017