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Channa striata (Stripped snakehead; Striped snakehead; Striped snake head murrel; Snakehead murrel; Snakehead mudfish; Snakehead; Pongee; Murrel; Mudfish; Chevron snakehead; Banded snakehead)

Synonyms: Channa stiata; Channa striatus; Ophicephalus planiceps; Ophicephalus striatus; Ophiocephalus chena; Ophiocephalus philippinus; Ophiocephalus planiceps; Ophiocephalus striatus; Ophiocephalus vagus; Ophiocephalus wrahl
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Wikipedia Abstract

The snakehead murrel (Channa striata), is a species of snakehead fish. It is also known as the common snakehead, chevron snakehead, and striped snakehead. It is native to South and Southeast Asia, and has been introduced to some Pacific Islands (reports from Madagascar and Hawaii are misidentifications of C. maculata).
View Wikipedia Record: Channa striata


Migration [1]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Agusan Marsh Wilderness Sanctuary 103806 Philippines  
Bach Ma National Park II 54733 Viet Nam
Danau Matano - Towuti Recreation Parks Nature Recreation Park V 96082 Sulawesi, Indonesia  
Danau Sentarum National Park 347674 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Gunung Leuser National Park II 2203368 Sumatra, Indonesia
Krau Wildlife Reserve IV 149823 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Manas National Park II 135025 Assam, India
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve 1364022 India  
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  


Aonyx cinereus (Oriental Small-clawed Otter)[2]
Haliaeetus vociferoides (Madagascar Fish Eagle)[3]
Icthyophaga ichthyaetus (Grey-headed Fish Eagle)[3]
Leptoptilos dubius (Greater Adjutant)[4]
Lutra sumatrana (Hairy-nosed Otter)[2]
Lutrogale perspicillata sindica (Smooth-coated otter)[5]


Parasitized by 
Allocreadium kalriai <Unverified Name>[6]
Allocreadium mehrai <Unverified Name>[6]
Allogomtiotrema attu <Unverified Name>[6]
Bifurcohaptor indicus <Unverified Name>[6]
Bifurcohaptor tripathii <Unverified Name>[6]
Bothriocephalus cuspidatus[6]
Buckleynema channai <Unverified Name>[6]
Camallanides hemidenta <Unverified Name>[6]
Camallanus adamsi <Unverified Name>[6]
Camallanus adamsia <Unverified Name>[6]
Camallanus fernandoi <Unverified Name>[6]
Camallanus gibsonia <Unverified Name>[6]
Camallanus intestinalus <Unverified Name>[6]
Camallanus kollerensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Camallanus ophiocephali <Unverified Name>[6]
Camallanus thaparus <Unverified Name>[6]
Capingentoides moghei <Unverified Name>[6]
Centrocestus caninus <Unverified Name>[6]
Circumonchobothrium khami <Unverified Name>[6]
Clinostomoides brieni <Unverified Name>[6]
Clinostomum complanatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Clinostomum metacercaria <Unverified Name>[6]
Clinostomum philippinensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomulum metacercaria <Unverified Name>[6]
Encyclometra colubrimurorum <Unverified Name>[6]
Euclinostomum heterostomum <Unverified Name>[6]
Euclinostomum multicaecum <Unverified Name>[6]
Gangesia bengalensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Genarchopsis kalriai <Unverified Name>[6]
Genarchopsis macrocirrus <Unverified Name>[6]
Genarchopsis macrocotyle <Unverified Name>[6]
Gnathostoma spinigerum <Unverified Name>[6]
Goezia alii <Unverified Name>[6]
Haplorchis pumilio <Unverified Name>[6]
Haplorchis taichui <Unverified Name>[6]
Haplorchis yokogawai[6]
Isoparorchis hypselobagri <Unverified Name>[6]
Isoparorchis pakistanicus <Unverified Name>[6]
Lytocestus fossilisi <Unverified Name>[6]
Neocamallanus ophicephali <Unverified Name>[6]
Neocamallanus ophiocephali <Unverified Name>[6]
Neocamallanus singhi <Unverified Name>[6]
Neocucullanus indica <Unverified Name>[6]
Neodiplostomum metacercaria <Unverified Name>[6]
Opegaster minima <Unverified Name>[6]
Pallisentis gaboes[6]
Pallisentis nagpurensis[6]
Pallisentis ophiocephali[6]
Pallisentis rexus[6]
Paracamallanus karachiensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Paracamallanus lucknowensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Paracamallanus sweeti <Unverified Name>[6]
Paracamallanus thapari <Unverified Name>[6]
Paragendria madhuai <Unverified Name>[6]
Phyllodistomum folium[6]
Posthodiplostomum grayii <Unverified Name>[6]
Procamallanus daccai <Unverified Name>[6]
Procamallanus eswarii <Unverified Name>[6]
Procamallanus intestinecolas <Unverified Name>[6]
Procamallanus mysti <Unverified Name>[6]
Procamallanus spiculogubernaculus <Unverified Name>[6]
Procerovum calderoni <Unverified Name>[6]
Senga ophiocephalina <Unverified Name>[6]
Senga striatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Sphaerechinorhynchus macropisthospinus[6]
Spinitectus pandharinathi <Unverified Name>[6]
Spirocamallanus intestinicolas <Unverified Name>[6]
Spirocamallanus olsenia <Unverified Name>[6]
Taphrobothrium japonense[6]
Trianchoratus ophiocephali <Unverified Name>[6]

Range Map

Asia: Pakistan to Thailand and south China. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Kanchanasaka, B. and Duplaix, N. (2011). Food Habits of the Hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) and the Small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) in Pru Toa Daeng Peat Swamp Forest, Southern Thailand. Proceedings of Xth International Otter Colloquium, IUCN Otter Spec. Group Bull. 28A: 139 - 161
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Greater Adjutant, BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
5Status of Smooth Coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata sindica) in Pakistan, Waseem Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Qasim, Ejaz Ahmad, Abdul Aleem Chaudhry, Hussain Bux Bhaagat and Mohammad Akhtar, Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 42(6), pp. 817-824, 2010
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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