Channa asiatica  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small snakehead
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Channidae (Snakeheads)
Etymology: Channa: Greek, channe, -es = an anchovy (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5258); common length : 8.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Yangtze River basin in central China, Taiwan, Hainan Island to the Red River basin of northern Viet Nam (Ref. 43157). Also reported from Japan and Sri Lanka (Ref. 559).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Generally restricted to relatively narrow regions, characterized by humid rainforest climate (Ref. 43157). Feed on crustaceans, insect larvae and fish.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Man, S.H. and I.J. Hodgkiss, 1981. Hong Kong freshwater fishes. Urban Council, Wishing Printing Company, Hong Kong, 75 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.58 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.