Sand Goanna
Witch's Butter
A colony in water
Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii ssp gouldii)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Goanna (Varanidae)
Species: Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii ssp gouldii)
This Photo:     Whole, camouflaged

Ref: "A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia", 2nd Ed. Wilson & Swan. Page 364.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
More colourful when younger, turning more grey as they age.

Copyright © 2003- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Nov-2003
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)