Family Neoceratodontidae - Australian lungfish
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Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
Primary freshwater
  First Fossil Record
Family name changed from Ceratodontidae following CofF (ver. 05 Jan. 2011). Distribution: Queensland, Australia. The family is restricted to Australia and once contained 7 species, but all except one are now extinct. Fossil records from northern New South Wales reveal that the genus Neoceratodus has remained virtually unchanged for over 100 million years and is therefore one of the oldest among living vertebrate genera. The surviving species is now confined to a small section of southern Queensland. It differs from South American and African lungfishes in the paddle-like shape of the pectoral and pelvic fins, in having only a single instead of a double swim bladder, and in lacking the ability to aestivate (survive with reduced metabolism in mucous cover) during dry spells.
Greek, keras = horn + Greek, odous = teeth ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Sarcopterygi | Dipnotetrapodomorpha | Dipnomorpha | | | | | | | | | | | | | Ceratodontae | Ceratodontiformes | Ceratodontoidei | | Neoceratodontidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Neoceratodontidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft, 1870)
Ceratodus forsteri Krefft, 1870
Ceratodus miolepis G√ľnther, 1871
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