Great snakehead, Channa marulius (Hamilton, 1822)

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

Spotted snakehead, Channa punctata (Bloch, 1793)

Systematic position (Nelson 2006) Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Channoidei (Ophiocephaliformes) Family: Channidae (Snakeheads) Genus: Channa Species: C. punctata Common/local names English: Spotted snakehead Bangladesh: Taki (টাকি), Lata (লাটা), Chaitan (ছাইতান) and Sati (শাটি) India:

Fisheries Personnel Profile: Md. Baki Billah

Md. Baki Billah Lecturer Department of Zoology Jahangirnagar University Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh Contact: Telephone: +880-2-7791045-51 (PABX) Mobile: +880-1915105323 Fax: +880-2-7791052 E-mail: [email protected]   Field of Research Interest: Ecotoxicology, Molecular endocrinology, Population genetics Fish genetics and breeding, fish culture (Shell fish