Small snakehead

Channa asiatica, is a species of snakehead.

The Small snakehead lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

but the rationale for introducing this very small snakehead is not apparent. Myers and Shapovalov (1932) recorded this species in Taiwan. More

character is fishing, and finds a small snakehead eating his bait. He stabs the fish, killing it, but then a giant snakehead jumps up and bites off his leg. The unknown man screams, but is soon knocked into the water, and gobbled up. More

fish, and it eats a lot! A small Snakehead that cost less than $ 7 to buy will soon grow up to be a large adult Snakehead that requires live fish for $ 7 – a day! Aquarists that find them self stuck with a large fish that they do not More

asiatica, the Small Snakehead, has been proposed as an addition to the Noxious Aquatic Species List of the state of Victoria, Australia. This species is a native of southern Asia and has a preferred temperature range of 22 to 28 degrees C. More

Channa orientalis is a small snakehead from the island of Sri Lanka. The fish are endemic on Sri lanka, which means they are not found anywhere else. When buying Channa orientalis have a look on its belly for the ventral fins. More

small snakehead which I thought it was Channa baramensis but later found out it's Channa gachua. Channa gachua is the smallest snakehead in Borneo. More

cannibalistic- small snakehead often become prey for larger specimens- rather a paradox when one considers the care with which the parents guard their young. Live baiting is productive, with frogs being a particularly attractive bait. More

Common names

Asiatischer Schlangenkopf in German (Deutsch)
Channa asiatica in German (Deutsch)
chinafish in English
chinafish in Unknown
Chinesischer Schlangenkopffisch in German (Deutsch)
Käärmeenpää in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kôtai in Japanese (日本語)
Lille slangehovedfisk in Danish (dansk)
San ban in Cantonese
San ban in Chinese (中文)
Small snakehead in English
Snakehead in English
Snakehead in Unknown
七星鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
七星鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
月鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
月鳢 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Channidae
Genus : Channa
Species : Channa asiatica
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758