AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTION

Varanus chlorostigma

Mangrove monitor

For information regarding Varanus chlorostigma in New Guinea, please see this page – Varanus chlorostigma

 

TAXONOMY: V. chlorostigma, previously considered a synonym of V.indicus, is recently considered as a valid species following (Weijola & Kraus 2023)

DISTRIBUTION: Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea (see Weijola & Kraus 2023 )

RED LIST STATUS: Not Assessed

CITES: Appendix II

NATIONAL PROTECTION:

Indonesia. – Nationally protected according to the Regulation of the Minister of Environment & Forestry of the Republic Indonesia, http://ksdae.menlhk.go.id/assets/news/peraturan/P.20_Jenis_TSL_.pdf

Australia. – According to the Australian EPCT Act (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act) of 1999, the commercial export of live specimens is prohibited

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Adult wild Varanus indicus, Northern Territory © Gary Stephenson

Adult wild Varanus chlorostigma, © Gary Stephenson

Adult wild Varanus chlorostigma, Queensland © Gary Stephenson