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Channa maculata (Snakehead; Blotched snakehead; snakehead mullet)

Synonyms: Bostrychus maculatus; Ophiocephalus maculatus
Language: Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Swedish; Vietnamese

Wikipedia Abstract

The blotched snakehead (Channa maculata) is a species of snakehead native to southern China and northern Vietnam, but has been widely introduced to other countries, where it is an invasive species. This predatory species typically grows to a length of 20–30 cm (7.9–11.8 in), but it has been confirmed at 33 cm (13 in) and some suggest it may reach a far larger size.
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Adult Length [1]  8 inches (20 cm)
Diet [2]  Carnivore


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Hawaiian Islands United States Oceania Oceanic Islands    


Range Map


Africa-Inland Waters; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Japan, southern China, Viet Nam, Taiwan and the Philippines.; China; Ethiopian; Hawaii (USA); Hong Kong; Japan; Madagascar; Oceania - Inland waters; Oriental; Palearctic; Philippines; Taiwan; Viet Nam; Xi Jiang River; Yangtze;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, 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
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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