Channa nox Zhang, Musikasinthorn & Watanabe, 2002
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Family:  Channidae (Snakeheads)
Max. size:  19.76 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 47-51; Anal soft rays: 31-33; Vertebrae: 53-55. Dorsal surface of the body dark; 8-11 irregular (often anteriorly pointed V-shaped) black blotches or bands on upper half of the body; a white-rimmed black ocellus on caudal peduncle; sparse white spots on body and dorsal and caudal fins. Hyomandibular process with the mid- to lower lateral edge mesially protruded. One to 2 small to medium-sized scales found on the undersurface of each side of the lower jaw. Pelvic fin absent. Cheek scales 9-13 (Ref. 43157).
Biology:  Generally restricted to relatively narrow regions, characterized by humid rainforest climate (Ref. 43157).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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