Category: Biodiversity | Biology | Fishes | Management | Resource | Systematics

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

Great snakehead, Channa marulius (Hamilton, 1822)

Great/Giant snakehead: Channa marulius

Great/Giant snakehead: Channa marulius

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

Common/local names English: Giant snakehead and Great snakehead Bangladesh: Gajar (গজার), Gajal (গজাল) and Sal (সাল) India: Haal (Assam); Sal, Gajal …read more