Ackies Dwarf Monitor

Varanus acanthurus

Also called the spiny-tailed monitor or ridge-tailed monitor, Ackies dwarf monitor has a long tail that is ringed with spines or ridges. Wedging its tail into a rock crevice, the spines help to hold the monitor in place and make it difficult for a predator to pull the lizard out.

 

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Dragons!
lengthLength: Up to 2 ft
weightWeight: Up to 12 oz
lifespanLifespan: More than 10 yrs
habitatHabitat: Rocky outcrops
dietDiet: Insects and small reptiles