Red Ackie Monitor Animal Pictures

Varanus acanthurus

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Spiny-tailed monitor / Varanus acanthurus

Acker Monitor
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Ackie monitors are also called ridgetailed monitors, spiny-tailed monitors, or ackies dwarf monitors.

Ackie Monitor Lizard (Varanus acanthuras) on white background.

Ackie Monitor
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Ackie monitors are generally medium-sized, lengthy and slender lizards. They have short legs, tapered snouts, a snakelike tongue, and a long tail.

Head shot of a Spiny-tailed monitor, Varanus acanthurus, isolated on white

Ackie Monitor
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Ackies are docile, curious, and intelligent lizards.