Cerberus (snake)

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Dog-faced water snakes
Cerberus rynchops.jpg
Cerberus rynchops
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Homalopsinae
Genus: Cerberus

Cerberus microlepis
Cerberus rynchops

Cerberus (common name dog-faced water snakes) is a small genus of water snakes in the family Colubridae. Member species are common inhabitants of Southeast Asia's mangrove habitat and mudflats. Its name is that of the dog-like Greek mythological creature Cerberus.