Channa melasoma or Black snakehead is a fish in genus Channa found in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Black Snakehead is best identified in the field by the arrangement of dark patches on the dorsal side, set against a greenish background. The body shape is typically streamlined, and the dorsal and anal fins are long, extending to the tail fin. More
Compared to common snakehead, the body of black snakehead is much longer & slender. The habitat. References : (1) Peter K.L.Ng and Kelvin K.P.Lim (1990). More