Channa pleurophthalma

The Channa pleurophthalma lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

indicated Channa pleurophthalma as an important food fish in Indonesia and Sumatra. Lee and Ng (1991) noted that it is sold in markets of Sumatra and Kalimantan. Dudley (2000) reported it in the fishery of Danau Sentarum Wildlife Reserve, Kapuas River, Kalimantan. More

today i just found 3 Channa pleurophthalma ! which i instantly bought. its the second time i found any kind of snakeheads here in Greece . i want any info you got from your experience from these fishes. how do they behave, if they can stand tank mates etc. More

The next and last fish, Channa pleurophthalma, is one of my favourite snakeheads. This fish is sociable as far as snakeheads are concerned and can be kept in groups. More

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Common names

Kerandang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Täpläkäärmeenpää in Finnish (suomen kieli)
侧眼鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
側眼鱧 in Mandarin Chinese

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