Varanus storri

Storr’s monitor  

TAXONOMY: Formerly two populations were recognized, i.e. Varanus s. storri and V. storri ocreatus; both have been elevated to species status; V. storri is included in the acanthurus species complex.

DISTRIBUTION: Based on recent data, V. storri appears to be restricted to northern Queensland (see Pavón-Vázquez et al. 2022) and compare with Auliya & Koch 2020)

RED LIST STATUS: Least Concern (LC) in 2017

CITES: Appendix II

NATIONAL PROTECTION: According to the Australian EPCT Act (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act) of 1999, the commercial export of live specimens is prohibited




Adult Varanus storri, Queensland  © Gary Stephenson.

Adult female Varanus storri, Queensland © Gary Stephenson.