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Channa punctata (Spotted snakehead)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Channa punctata, the spotted snakehead, is a species of snakehead. It is found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and China. Its natural habitats are swamps, ponds and brackish water systems. It is 15.0 cm (5.9 in) in length normally, but males with 31.0 cm (12.2 in) also captured. The spotted snakehead is listed as Least Concern in IUCN, due to lack of major threats to life.
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Migration [1]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Rynchops albicollis (Indian Skimmer)1


Channa punctata (Spotted snakehead)[3]


Range Map


Afghanistan; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Yunnan in China.; Bangladesh; Chilka Lake; China; Godavari; India; Indus; Kabul; Krishna River; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Oriental; Pakistan; Palearctic; Sri Lanka; Thailand;

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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
2FOOD AND FEEDING HABITS OF CHANNA PUNCTATA (BLOCH) FROM GUNTUR, P. BALASUNDAR REDDY, Indian Journal of Fisheries, Vol 27, No 1 & 2 (1980), p. 123-129
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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