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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)

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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).
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Migration [1]  Potamodromous

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Range Map


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

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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
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