The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 03. Sexual maturation in Varanus salvator (Laurenti, 1768), with notes on growth and reproductive effort


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Authors: Harry V. Andrews

Abstract: In captivity, Varanus salvator attains sexual maturity when they are just over one metre in total length and 50 cm snout-vent length. Maturity can be attained at the end of two years. Males and females tend to grow throughout the breeding season. Egg-laying seasons are closely synchronized with those in the wild. No significant difference was noticed in clutch and egg sizes of younger females when compared to those of older and larger females.

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