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Family: Channidae Snakeheads



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Max. Length 90 cm TL

 
Channa amphibeus
[Borna snakehead]



Asia

Channa andrao Britz, 2013

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Channa andrao
[]



Asia
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Channa argus (Cantor, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Naseka, A. / Anokhin, B.
 
Channa argus
[Snakehead]



Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Channa asiatica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Channa asiatica
[Small snakehead]



Asia
Max. Length 19.1 cm SL
Channa aurantimaculata Musikasinthorn, 2000

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Channa aurantimaculata
[]
No picture found


 
Channa aurantipectoralis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Channa bankanensis (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Channa bankanensis
[]
No picture found


 
Channa baramensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 105 cm TL

 
Channa barca
[Barca snakehead]



Asia
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Channa bleheri Vierke, 1991

Photo by Photo by Vierke, J.
 
Channa bleheri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.0 cm SL

 
Channa burmanica
[]



Asia
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL
Channa cyanospilos (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.
 
Channa cyanospilos
[]



Asia

Channa diplogramma (Day, 1865)

Photo by Photo by Cousins, S.
 
Channa diplogramma
[]



Asia
Max. Length 28.8 cm TL
Channa gachua (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Hadiaty, R.K.
 
Channa gachua
[]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm NG
Channa harcourtbutleri (Annandale, 1918)

Photo by Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Channa harcourtbutleri
[Burmese snakehead]
No picture found

Max. Length 25.5 cm SL

 
Channa hoaluensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.6 cm TL

 
Channa longistomata
[]



Asia
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Channa lucius (Cuvier, 1831)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Channa lucius
[]



Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Channa maculata (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Channa maculata
[Blotched snakehead]



Asia
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Channa marulioides (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Cheong, W.C.
 
Channa marulioides
[]



Asia
Max. Length 183 cm TL
Channa marulius (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Channa marulius
[Great snakehead]
No picture found

Max. Length 65 cm TL

 
Channa melanoptera
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Channa melanostigma
[]



Asia
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Channa melasoma (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Channa melasoma
[Black snakehead]



Asia
Max. Length 130 cm SL
Channa micropeltes (Cuvier, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Channa micropeltes
[Indonesian snakehead]



Asia
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL
Channa ninhbinhensis Nguyen, 2011

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Channa ninhbinhensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.8 cm SL

 
Channa nox
[]



Asia
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Channa orientalis Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Channa orientalis
[Walking snakehead]



Asia
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Channa ornatipinnis Britz, 2008

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Channa ornatipinnis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 17.1 cm SL
Channa panaw Musikasinthorn, 1998

Photo by Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Channa panaw
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Channa pardalis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Channa pleurophthalma (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Channa pleurophthalma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.0 cm SL

 
Channa pomanensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Channa pseudomarulius
[]



Asia
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Channa pulchra Britz, 2007

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Channa pulchra
[]



Asia
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Channa punctata (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Channa punctata
[Spotted snakehead]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Channa shingon
[]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Channa stewartii (Playfair, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Channa stewartii
[Assamese snakehead]



Asia
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Channa striata (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Channa striata
[Striped snakehead]



Africa
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Parachanna africana (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Parachanna africana
[]



Africa
Max. Length 53.2 cm TL
Parachanna insignis (Sauvage, 1884)

Photo by Photo by Hanssens, M.
 
Parachanna insignis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Parachanna obscura (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Photo by Naus, E.
 
Parachanna obscura
[African obscure snakehead]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Channa amphibeus Borna snakehead Asia 90 TL 1845
Channa andrao Asia 2013
Channa argus Snakehead Asia 100 TL 1842
Channa asiatica Small snakehead Asia 20 TL 1758
Channa aurantimaculata Asia 19.1 SL 2000
Channa aurantipectoralis Asia 2016
Channa bankanensis Asia 23.5 TL 1853
Channa baramensis Asia 1901
Channa barca Barca snakehead Asia 105 TL 1822
Channa bleheri Asia 13.5 SL 1991
Channa burmanica Asia 8.0 SL 1919
Channa cyanospilos Asia 17.6 SL 1853
Channa diplogramma Asia 1865
Channa gachua Asia 28.8 TL 1822
Channa harcourtbutleri Burmese snakehead Asia 25 NG 1918
Channa hoaluensis Asia 25.5 SL 2011
Channa longistomata Asia 15.6 TL 2012
Channa lucius Asia 40 SL 1831
Channa maculata Blotched snakehead Asia 20 TL 1801
Channa marulioides Asia 27 TL 1851
Channa marulius Great snakehead Asia 183 TL 1822
Channa melanoptera Asia 65 TL 1855
Channa melanostigma Asia 14.3 SL 2011
Channa melasoma Black snakehead Asia 30 SL 1851
Channa micropeltes Indonesian snakehead Asia 130 SL 1831
Channa ninhbinhensis Asia 27.5 SL 2011
Channa nox Asia 19.8 SL 2002
Channa orientalis Walking snakehead Asia 33 TL 1801
Channa ornatipinnis Asia 20.5 SL 2008
Channa panaw Asia 17.1 SL 1998
Channa pardalis Asia 14.1 SL 2016
Channa pleurophthalma Asia 40 TL 1851
Channa pomanensis Asia 17.0 SL 2016
Channa pseudomarulius Asia 3.6 SL 1861
Channa pulchra Asia 30 TL 2007
Channa punctata Spotted snakehead Asia 31 TL 1793
Channa shingon Asia 9.9 SL 2017
Channa stewartii Assamese snakehead Asia 25 TL 1867
Channa striata Striped snakehead Asia 100 SL 1793
Parachanna africana Africa 32 TL 1879
Parachanna insignis Africa 53.2 TL 1884
Parachanna obscura African obscure snakehead Africa 50 SL 1861



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