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
A survey has been carried out in order to explore the existing fish fauna of the river Padma near Rajshahi. One species of Chondrichthyes and 72 species of Osteichthyes of fishes were recorded. Details are given in Fish and Other Fisheries Items of the river Padma Near Rajshahi of Bangladesh.
The photograph, taxonomic position, Scientific name, Local name, Availability, reproduction and breeding season of the recorded species are presented …read more
Ophicephalus punctatus Bloch, 1794, Nat. Ausland.Fische. 7, p.388.
Ophiocephalus punctatus Day, 1878, Fishes of India. p.367.
Ophicephalus punctatus Shaw and Shebbeare, 1937, Fishes of Northern Bangal. p.123.
Ophicephalus punctatus Bhuiyan, 1964, Fishes of Dacca. p.95.
Common name: Spotted snakehead
Local name: Lata, taki, okol
Ophicephalus striatus Bloch, 1794, Nat. Ausland.Fische. 7, p. 141.
Ophicephalus striatus Day, 1878, Fishes of India. p.366.
Common name: Striped or Banded snakehead
Local name: shol
Genus- Channa Scopoli
D. 42-46; P1. 15-17; P2. 6; A. 24-27. (Rahman, 2005)