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A Black Water Monitor, a kind of monitor lizard of the genus Varanus salvator komaini, in Thai known as hia dam. They are good swimmers and can stay submerged for up to 30 minutes. They live in coastal areas, in particular in swamp forests, and are mainly found in the South, near the Thai-Malaysian border area. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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