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Types of Channa

Barca ​Snakehead​
Barca ​Snakehead​

The Barca snakehead (Channa barca) is a rare species of snakehead. It is found near the banks of the Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam in India, and Bangladesh. In Assam, it is locally known as cheng garaka or garaka cheng.

Blotched ​Snakehead​
Blotched ​Snakehead​

The blotched snakehead (Channa maculata) is a species of snakehead native to southern China and northern Vietnam, but has been widely introduced to other countries, where it is an invasive species.

Borna ​Snakehead​
Borna ​Snakehead​

The Borna snakehead, or Chel snakehead, Channa amphibeus, is an extremely rare species of snakehead. C. amphibeus is native only to the Chel River (in the drainage of the Brahmaputra), of the Bhutan foothills, in northern Bengal, India.

Channa ​Andrao​
Channa ​Andrao​

Channa andrao, a new species of dwarf snakehead from West Bengal, India (Teleostei: Channidae). Brede, N. and P. Antler, 2009 - Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster: 62 pp. Schlangenkopffische—Die Gattungen Channa und Parachanna.

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Channa ​Bleheri​
Channa ​Bleheri​

In general Channa are best-maintained in species-specific aquaria, although C. bleheri can be kept in a well-chosen community arrangement alongside peaceful, non-territorial tankmates that are too large to be viewed as prey.

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Channa ​Burmanica​
Channa ​Burmanica​

Channa burmanica is an endemic species of snakehead from northern Burma. It is a very small species of snakehead included in the informal group of dwarf snakeheads. Its colouring closely resembles that of Channa gachua and Channa bleheri.

Channa ​Gachua​
Channa ​Gachua​

The fish used in the study should represent C. gachua sensu stricto based on their origin, and were distinguished from other Channa species from northern India by the following characters: u-shaped isthmus; cephalic pores arranged singly; pelvic-fins present; tooth plates present on both sides of first gill arch; pectoral-fin with transverse black bars; sides of body without numerous black spots; no bars on upper portion of body; 45-46 lateral scales.

Channa ​Harcourtbutleri​
Channa ​Harcourtbutleri​

Channa harcourtbutleri is a species of snakehead endemic to Inle Lake and surroundings in Myanmar. Locally called nga ohn-ma, among aquarists it is known as one of the "dwarf snakeheads", but no significant import for aquarists is known. It is one of the smallest species of snakehead and has a length of 20 cm.

Channa ​Marulius​
Channa ​Marulius​

Channa marulius (F. Hamilton, 1822) Channa marulius (bullseye snakehead or great snakehead) is a large species of snakehead native to South and Southeast Asia, as well as southern China.

Channa ​Pleurophthalma​
Channa ​Pleurophthalma​

Channa pleurophthalma can reach a length of about 40 centimetres (16 in). Body is cylindrical, laterally flattened and has an iridescent greenish or bluish basic color, with 2-3 big black patches, which are outlined in orange and an additional ocellus on both the opercle and caudal fin.

Channa ​Pulchra​
Channa ​Pulchra​

Stefan van der Voort explains how to keep and breed the recently discovered snakehead Channa pulchra. Scientific name: Channa pulchra, Britz 2008 Origin: Kyeintali Chaung, southern Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Forest ​Snakehead​
Forest ​Snakehead​

The forest snakehead (Channa lucius) is a species of snakehead, a fish of the family Channidae. It lives in forest streams and can reach 40 cm in length. Its range includes most of Southeast Asia and parts of southern China. The forest snakehead is known in Thai language as pla krasong (Thai: ปลากระสง).

Giant ​Snakehead​
Giant ​Snakehead​

The giant snakehead or giant mudfish (Channa micropeltes) is among the largest species in the family Channidae, capable of growing to 1.3 m (4.3 ft) in length and a weight of 20 kg (44 lb).

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Malabar ​Snakehead​
Malabar ​Snakehead​

The Malabar snakehead (Channa diplogramma) is a vulnerable species of snakehead from freshwater in the Western Ghats in India. Until 2011, it was usually included in the giant snakehead, C. micropeltes.

Northern ​Snakehead​
Northern ​Snakehead​

Northern snakehead can adapt to a wide range of aquatic habitats and has been predicted to have high environmental suitability in the northern U.S. and southern Canada, including abundant potential habitat in the Great Lakes (Herborg et al. 2007, Mendoza-Alfaro et al. 2009, NSWG 2006).

Orange-​Spotted Snakehead​
Orange-​Spotted Snakehead​

The orange-spotted snakehead (Channa aurantimaculata) is a species of snakehead fish. Its body is of brownish colour intermixed with vertical orange stripes. Males have taller dorsal fins with more intense coloration, and narrower heads. It is endemic to Brahmaputra River basin.

Small ​Snakehead​
Small ​Snakehead​

The small snakehead (Channa asiatica) is a species of snakehead. It is one of four species of the genus Channa native to China. It also can be found in Taiwan and southern Japan, to which it migrated (or was introduced).

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Snakehead ​Murrel​
Snakehead ​Murrel​

Channa striata, the striped snakehead, is a species of snakehead fish. It is also known as the common snakehead, chevron snakehead and snakehead murrel. It is native to South and Southeast Asia, and has been introduced to some Pacific Islands (reports from Madagascar and Hawaii are misidentifications of C. maculata).

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