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Nonnative Monitors

Common Name Scientific Name First Observed Introduction Status

White-throated Monitor

Varanus albigularis

2007

Pet trade

Reported

Blue-tailed Monitor

Varanus doreanus

2010

Pet trade

Reported

Savannah Monitor

Varanus exanthematicus

1992

Pet trade

Reported

Peach-throated Monitor

Varanus jobiensis

2008

Pet trade

Reported

Nile Monitor

Varanus niloticus

1981

Pet trade

Established

Argus Monitor

Varanus panoptes

2015

Pet trade

Reported

Roughneck Monitor

Varanus rudicollis

2018

Pet trade

Reported

Crocodile Monitor

Varanus salvadorii

2009

Pet trade

Reported

Asian Water Monitor

Varanus salvator

1978

Pet trade

Reported