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Orange Snakehead: A new species of snakehead in Bangladesh?

Orange Snakehead: A new species of snakehead in Bangladesh?

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

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