African snakehead

Its native range is southern Benin to southern Nigeria, primarily the Oueme River and the basin of the Niger River.

The African snakehead lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

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among African snakeheads in having a series of forward-pointing chevrons on the side of the body posterior to the pectoral fins that extend upward to the base of the dorsal fin (Bonou and Teugels, 1985). More

Coloration distinct among African snakeheads in having a series of dark blotches, some of which may coalesce, and no chevronshaped bars across the middle of the back. Commercial importance in the United States: Sometimes listed on aquarist-oriented websites. More

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Common names

african snakehead in English
Afrikanischer Schlangenkopffisch in German (Deutsch)
Afrikankäärmeenpää in Finnish (suomen kieli)
非洲副鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
非洲副鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
非洲鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
非洲鳢 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Channidae
Genus : Parachanna
Species : Parachanna africana
Authority : Steindachner, 1879