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Family: Channidae Snakeheads



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37 species (see list below)

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Asia
Max. Length 90 cm TL

 
Channa amphibeus
[Borna snakehead]
No picture found
Asia

 
Channa andrao
[]

Photo by Naseka, A./B. Anokhin

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

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

Photo by CAFS

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

Photo by CAFS
 
Channa asiatica
[Small snakehead]

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

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

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Channa aurantimaculata
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Channa bankanensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Channa baramensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 105 cm TL

 
Channa barca
[Barca snakehead]

Photo by Vierke, J.

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

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

 
Channa burmanica
[]

Photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.

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

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

Photo by Zeena, K.V.

Asia

Channa diplogramma (Day, 1865)

Photo by Zeena, K.V.
 
Channa diplogramma
[]

Photo by Cheong, W.C.

Asia
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Channa gachua (Hamilton, 1822)

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

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Channa harcourtbutleri (Annandale, 1918)

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Channa harcourtbutleri
[Burmese snakehead]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 25.5 cm SL

 
Channa hoaluensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15.6 cm TL

 
Channa longistomata
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Channa lucius
[]

Photo by CAFS

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

Photo by CAFS
 
Channa maculata
[Blotched snakehead]

Photo by Cheong, W.C.

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

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

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

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

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Channa marulius
[Great snakehead]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 65 cm TL

 
Channa melanoptera
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Channa melanostigma
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Channa melasoma
[Black snakehead]

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

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

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Channa micropeltes
[Indonesian snakehead]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL

 
Channa ninhbinhensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL

 
Channa nox
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Channa orientalis
[Walking snakehead]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Channa ornatipinnis
[]

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

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

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Channa panaw
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Channa pleurophthalma
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Channa pulchra
[]

Photo by Hasan, M.E.

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

Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Channa punctata
[Spotted snakehead]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Channa stewartii
[Assamese snakehead]

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.

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

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Parachanna africana
[]

Photo by Hanssens, M.

Africa
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Parachanna insignis (Sauvage, 1884)

Photo by Hanssens, M.
 
Parachanna insignis
[]

Photo by Naus, E.

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

Photo by Naus, E.
 
Parachanna obscura
[African obscure snakehead]
37 Species of Family Channidae
(Snakeheads)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1845 Channa amphibeus Borna snakehead Asia 90 TL
2013 Channa andrao Asia
1842 Channa argus Snakehead Asia 100 TL
1758 Channa asiatica Small snakehead Asia 20 TL
2000 Channa aurantimaculata Asia 19.1 SL
1853 Channa bankanensis Asia 23.5 TL
1901 Channa baramensis Asia
1822 Channa barca Barca snakehead Asia 105 TL
1991 Channa bleheri Asia 13.5 SL
1919 Channa burmanica Asia
1853 Channa cyanospilos Asia 17.6 SL
1865 Channa diplogramma Asia
1822 Channa gachua Asia 20 SL
1918 Channa harcourtbutleri Burmese snakehead Asia 18.5 SL
2011 Channa hoaluensis Asia 25.5 SL
2012 Channa longistomata Asia 15.6 TL
1831 Channa lucius Asia 40 SL
1801 Channa maculata Blotched snakehead Asia 20 TL
1851 Channa marulioides Asia 27 TL
1822 Channa marulius Great snakehead Asia 183 TL
1855 Channa melanoptera Asia 65 TL
2011 Channa melanostigma Asia 14.3 SL
1851 Channa melasoma Black snakehead Asia 30 SL
1831 Channa micropeltes Indonesian snakehead Asia 130 SL
2011 Channa ninhbinhensis Asia 27.5 SL
2002 Channa nox Asia 19.8 SL
1801 Channa orientalis Walking snakehead Asia 33 TL
2008 Channa ornatipinnis Asia 20.5 SL
1998 Channa panaw Asia 17.1 SL
1851 Channa pleurophthalma Asia 40 TL
2007 Channa pulchra Asia 30 TL
1793 Channa punctata Spotted snakehead Asia 31 TL
1867 Channa stewartii Assamese snakehead Asia 25 TL
1793 Channa striata Striped snakehead Asia 100 SL
1879 Parachanna africana Africa 32 TL
1884 Parachanna insignis Africa 41 TL
1861 Parachanna obscura African obscure snakehead Africa 50 SL



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