Reptile Species

Argus Monitor, Sm. C.B."

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Species Name

  • Argus Monitor, Sm. C.B."

Common Name

  • Horn's Monitor

Latin Name

  • Varanus gouldii hornii

Family

  • Varanidae

Origin

  • New Guinnea

Care

  • intermediate

Environment

  • tropical

Temperature

  • 85 deg F

Minimum House Size

  • 40 gallon

Lighting

  • medium

Maximum Size in Captivity

  • 40"

Housing Type

  • Aquarium

Species Origin

  • breeder

Compatibility

  • alone

Diet

  • carnivore

Aggressiveness

  • medium

Temperament

  • experienced handlers only

Reproduction Type

  • egg layer

Reproduction Difficulty

  • easy