Taxon profile


Black Snakehead
Channa melasoma (Bleeker, 1851)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Anabantiformes »  family Channidae - snakeheads »  genus Channa - Asian Snakeheads

Scientific synonyms

Ophicephalus melasoma Bleeker, 1851
Ophiocephalus melasoma Bleeker, 1851
Ophiocephalus melanosoma Günther, 1861
Ophicephalus mystax Bleeker, 1853
Ophicephalus rhodotaenia Bleeker, 1851

Least Concern LC

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [5192]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []

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