Taxon profile


Banded Snakehead
Channa striata (Bloch, 1793)

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

Scientific synonyms

Ophicephalus striatus Bloch, 1793
Ophiocephalus striatus Bloch, 1793
Channa striatus (Bloch, 1793)
Ophiocephalus chena Hamilton, 1822
Ophiocephalus philippinus Peters, 1869
Ophiocephalus planiceps Cuvier, 1831
Ophicephalus planiceps Cuvier, 1831
Ophiocephalus vagus Peters, 1869
Ophiocephalus wrahl Lacépède, 1801

Other names

= Aruan
= Chevron Snakehead
= Murrel
= Striated Snakehead
= Striped snakehead

Least Concern LC


Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [343]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/12712]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Channa striata (Bloch, 1793)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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