Black snakehead

Channa melasoma or Black snakehead is a fish in genus Channa found in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Black snakehead lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

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

Common names

Black snakehead in English
manu in English
manu in Unknown
Tummakäärmeenpää in Finnish (suomen kieli)
黑体鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
黑體鱧 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Channidae
Genus : Channa
Species : Channa melasoma
Authority : Bleeker, 1851