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Cerberus - Cuvier, 1829

Pronunciation: SIR-ber-us
Etymology: after Cerberus, the Greek guard dog of the entrance of Hades.

Taxonomic notes:

Notes: Three species found through India, the Philippines, New Guinea and Australia. One species endemic to Australia.
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Live-bearing - 1 out of 1 Australian species

Size range:
Number of Australian species: 1

Australian bockadam (Cerberus australis)
Darwin, Northern Territory
Photo © Mark Sanders
Australian bockadam (Cerberus australis) distribution range map Cerberus australis
Australian bockadam
Year described
(Schneider 1799)
Eyes on top of head. Valves on nostrils.

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