About Beaded Lizards

Mexican Beaded Lizard

Heloderma horridum

The mexican beaded lizard is a large, venomous lizard that originates in Mexico and Guatemala. I breed and keep the Heloderma horridum horridum and the Rio Fuerte (Heloderma horridum exasperatum) types of these lizards.

Quick Facts

  • Average size is between 30-36in in length and 3.5-6lbs.
  • Lifespan is around 30 years
  • Their name, beaded lizard, comes from several tiny beads on their skin called ostioderms