Channa pulchra Britz, 2007
photo by JJPhoto

Family:  Channidae (Snakeheads)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal,
Distribution:  Asia: headwaters of Kyeinthali Chaung in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 34-36; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 23-25; Vertebrae: 44-45. Can be differentiated from all congeners by its unique color pattern consisting of a number of small back spots on the cheeks (less than half of pupil size), usually 4 white semicircular narrow bands on pectoral fin, one anterior dorsal fin blotch, series of reddish-orange blotches and numerous tiny black spots on the body (Ref. 75135).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 24 March 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.07.08
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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