Orange Snakehead: A new species of snakehead in Bangladesh?
Presence of numerous black spot on the bright-orange body surface of the fish makes it different from other five snakehead species in Bangladesh although the external characters are same. The external characters of the fish mostly found to be similar with Channa barca but a critical difference …read more
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