Flora and Fauna
The island is named for one of its most common inhabitants the yellow-spotted monitor lizard (Varanus Panoptes). More than 40 species of bird inhabit the islands including the Beach Stone Curlew, Torres Strait Imperial Pigeon, Lesser Golden Plovers, White-breasted Wood Swallows, Osprey, Crested Terns, Pheasant Coucal, Sacred Kingfishers, and Black-naped Terns.
Other species are found on the island including the Green Tree Frog, Black Flying Foxes, and a range of geckos, skinks, pythons and tree snakes.
A large variety of hard corals types such as plate, branching, and boulder are represented around the island. Solitary corals and some soft corals can also be found. Giant clams, feather stars, sponges, Green Sea Turtles, and a wide variety of fish can be seen in and around the reefs.