Nile Monitor Lizard
Nile Monitor Lizard (click on image to view larger)
Photo by Patrick Lynch (SFWMD). This photo may not be used without the express written permission of the photographer.
Up to 6 ft.
Slender body is tan to brown. Back and sides are marked with bands of tan spots interspersed with darker speckles; spots fuse into solid tan bands on the tail. Head and neck are marked with tan, V-shaped marks. Tongue is forked and fleshy. Scales are somewhat smooth but not shiny. These lizards lay eggs.
To view a current map of all Nile Monitor Lizard sightings in Florida, click the map.
EDDMapS sightings of Nile Monitor Lizards in Florida - 25 Aug 2010.
Nile Monitor Species Profiles & Additional Information:
- Florida Invader: Nile Monitor Lizard (species profile)
- Nile Monitor - FWC
- Killer Aliens: Nile Monitor Lizard - Animal Planet VIDEO LINK