Togian water monitor

The Togian water monitor (Varanus togianus) is a species of monitor lizard.[2]

Togian water monitor
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: Soterosaurus
V. togianus
Binomial name
Varanus togianus
(Peters, 1872)

It is endemic to the Togian Islands of Sulawesi, Indonesia.[1][2]

The species is found primarily in forests and mangroves. It feeds on invertebrates including insects and arachnids as well as turtle and bird eggs.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Arida, E.; Auliya, M.; Koch, A. (2021). "Varanus togianus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T83779000A83779029. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T83779000A83779029.en. Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Varanus togianus". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 16 December 2021.