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Varanus spinulosus is a species of Squamata in the family monitor lizards.

EOL has data for 4 attributes, including:

  • least concern
    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
    • Definition: A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    • Attribution: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
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  • habitat includes
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    mangrove biome
    • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000181
    • Definition: A mangrove biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its spatial extent, mangrove plants (Rhizophoraceae). Mangrove plants are able to withstand high levels of salinity as well as regions of anoxia and frequent tidal inundation. Mangrove biomes often occur near tropical and sub-tropical estuaries and depositional marine coastal environments where fine sediments (often with high organic content) collect in areas protected from high energy wave action.
    • Comment: Preliminary definition. Depending on whether mangrove trees or shrubs are present, this class could be a child of shrubland biome or woodland biome. Consider creating the appropriate classes.
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  • population trend
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    Stable