Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Barca snakehead, Channa barca (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Family: Channidae (Snakeheads) Genus: Channa Species: C. barca

Synonyms Ophicephalus nigricans Cuvier, 1831 Ophiocephalus barca Hamilton, 1822

Common/local name English: Barca snakehead Bangladesh: Pipla (পিপলা), Pipla shol (পিপলা শোল), Tila shol (তিলা শোল) and Tila (তিলা)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India (West Bengal and Assam) and some parts of Pakistan (Bhuiyan, 1964).

Conservation status: Critically endangered in Bangladesh due to habitat …read more