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Echiopsis - Fitzinger, 1843

Pronunciation: ek-ee-OP-siss
Etymology: 'Echis-like', after another genus of snakes.

Taxonomic notes:

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Live-bearing - 1 out of 1 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: bardick (Echiopsis curta) at 60 cm
 Longest Australian species: bardick (Echiopsis curta) at up to 60 cm
Number of Australian species: 1

bardick (Echiopsis curta)
Stirling Ranges, Western Australia
Photo © David Fischer
bardick (Echiopsis curta) distribution range map Echiopsis curta
Year described
(Schlegel 1837)
Short and stout with a broad, distinct head. Body plain in colour, usually being olive-brown, brown or reddish-brown above. Head sometimes darker than body, or flecked with pale spots.

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