Giant snakehead

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The Giant snakehead lives in the benthopelagic, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

exotic snakehead fish, the giant snakehead, during routine sampling of the Rock River. The fish was more than likely released into the river after outgrowing its home aquarium space. This discovery has led to numerous calls and questions about snakehead fish. More

The giant snakehead or or giant mudfish (Channa micropeltes) is the largest in the family Channidae, capable of growing to over 1 meter in length (3 feet) and a weight of over 20 kilograms (40 pounds). More

Giant Snakehead fish is an eating machine. If you do not believe this, then the (unjust) nation wide ban across the USA done for fear of the Giant Snakeheads potential environmental damage should be enough. More

Giant Snakehead fish is an eating machine. If you do not believe this, then the (unjust) nation wide ban across the USA done for fear of the Giant Snakeheads potential environmental damage should be enough. More

revealed two specimens of giant snakeheads that had been caught on separate occasions in different drainages during the two previous years. More

The Giant Snakehead has many names but is something of an unknown to most aquatic pet owners. When most people think of aggressive, exciting fish to own they would probably walk past the Giant Snakehead. More

"The giant snakehead is the largest representative of the widespread snakehead genus Channa (formerly Ophicephalus). This extremely popular sport and food fish is avidly pursued in several Asian countries. More

A fearsome fighter, the Giant Snakehead is regarded in Southeast Asia as a sport fish, which also happens to be good eating. The huge powerful jaws are lined with sharp teeth. More

Giant Snakehead on a surface lure. Giant Snakehead from Cheow Lan Lake. Giant Snakehead from Cheow Lan. * Giant Snakehead on a lure. * Giant Snakehead from Cheow Lan. More

The Giant Snakehead is a widespread predator species throughout the Asian continent occurring in the Mekong and Chaophraya river basins in Thailand in addition to Cambodia, Laos the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. More

The giant snakehead is a native specie to the ecosystems of the Mekong River basin and the Chao Phraya River basin in Thailand. More

The young of the giant snakehead are red in color, with orange and black lateral stripes appearing after about two months. As the giant snakehead matures, they lose their stripes and instead develop a bluish black and white pattern on their upper body. More

The Giant snakehead is the largest representative of the widespread Asian snakehead genus: Channa (formerly Ophicephalus). More

* CATCH: 12KG Giant Snakehead on popper frog * GUIDED: Multiday snakehead fishing adventure, Kanchanaburi. More

Common names

Ara in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Augenfleck-Schlangenkopf in German (Deutsch)
Avalu in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Aviri in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Aviu in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Bhaura in Nepali (नेपाली)
Bohr in Hindi (हिन्दी)
Bral in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Bullseye snakehead in English
Bullseye snakehead in Spanish (español)
Chaeru veraal in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Channa marulius in French (français)
Coaree veralavuree in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Curuva in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Dowlah in Punjabi
Gajal in Bengali (বাংলা)
Gajar in Bengali (বাংলা)
Giant snake head in English
Giant snakehead in English
Gozar in Bengali (বাংলা)
Great snakehead in English
Haal in Assamese (অসমীয়া)
Hoovina-mural in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Intiankäärmeenpää in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Iru viral in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Kalamasa in Marathi (मराठी)
Kæmpe-slangehovedfisk in Danish (dansk)
Kubrah in Punjabi
Madinji in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Maral in Marathi (मराठी)
Nga-yan-daing in Burmese (ဗမာစာ)
Ngamuporom in Manipuri
Pa gooan in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa gooan in Laotian
Pa kouan in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa kouan in Laotian
Pba gooa in Laotian
Phool-mural in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Phoola-chapa in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Pla tjon gnoo aow in Thai (ไทย)
Pool-a-malle in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Poomenu in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Pumuri in Hindi (हिन्दी)
Pumurl in Hindi (हिन्दी)
Puveral in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Saal in Oriya (ଓଡ଼ିଆ)
Sal in Bengali (বাংলা)
Saul in Nepali (नेपाली)
Saura in Nepali (नेपाली)
Sawal in Punjabi
Sawl in Punjabi
Trey raws in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Vral in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Zmeegolov-maruliy in Russian (русский язык)
पुमुरी in Hindi (हिन्दी)
सोरा in Nepali (नेपाली)
सोल in Nepali (नेपाली)
গজার in Bengali (বাংলা)
ਸਾਵਲ in Punjabi
ਕੁਬਰਾ in Punjabi
அவிரி in Tamil (தமிழ்)
அவீரீ in Tamil (தமிழ்)
கோரி வராலவுரீ in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பூவிரால் in Tamil (தமிழ்)
పూల అ మల్లి in Telugu (తెలుగు)
ಮದಿಂಜಿ  in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
ചേറു മീന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
ബ്രാല് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
巨鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
巨鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
眼鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
眼鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
西氏鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
西氏鳢 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Channidae
Genus : Channa
Species : Channa marulia
Authority : Hamilton, 1822