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Channa asiatica

Channa asiatica

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Channoidei
Familia: Channidae
Genus: Channa
Species: Channa asiatica

Channa asiatica


Channa asiatica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Information

* Linné, Carl 1758: Systema Naturae.10th edition.
* Lönnberg, Einar 1896: Linnaean type-specimens of birds, reptiles, batrachians and fishes in the zoological museum of the Royal University in Upsala. Bihang till Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar. Vol. 22(1): 3-45.


Southern China, Taiwan, Japan


* snakeheads.org: comprehensive website about snakeheads


Channa asiatica, is a species of snakehead. It is one of four species of the genus Channa native to China. It also can be found in Taiwan and southern Japan, to which it migrated (or was introduced). It is a medium sized snakehead which is a nestbuilder (as opposed to the Indian mouthbrooder dwarf snakeheads).


* "Channa asiatica". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=166683. Retrieved 18 April 2006.
* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Channa asiatica" in FishBase. January 2006 version.

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