Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Channidae  
 Genus Channa  
  Channa maculata  (Lacepède, 1801) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
hierarchy tree   download xml   download txt   Chinese Page   
Synonyms:Bostrychus maculatusOphiocephalus maculatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Head large, slightly compressed and broad. Snout short. Mouth large and protractile. Lower jaw longer than upper, posterior end of upper jaw reaching posterior margin of eye, both upper and lower jaw with teeth. Barbell absent. Body cylindrical, posterior laterally compressed. Scales large and cycloid, lateral line scales interrupted above anal fin origin and continued straightly to the end of caudle peduncle after going downward one or two rows of scale. L.l.:50-65; dorsal fin rays:38-45; anal fin rays:26-29; dorsal and anal fins long, pelvic fin small, anus near anal fin origin, caudal fin round, dorsal fin origin above pectoral fin origin. Brownish or yellowish, ventral surface lighter. Two rows of irregularly dark blotches on side of body. Black stripes on anterior margin of dorsal, anal and caudal fins. 
Habitat: Prefer still water or slow-running river with lots of caves and aquatic vegetation to hide, able to breath atmospheric air. Ambush predator, feed on small fish, shrimp and other aquatic creatures. Parents build bubble nests and lay eggs below. The young w 
Distribution: Native to southeastern Asia, including southern China, Taiwan, Hainan Island, Vietnam and Philippines. Japanese populations were introduced. In Taiwan, its’ native habitats were restricted western portion of Central Mount Range (CMR). At present, some had 
Name Code: 381618
  IUCN Red List:LC     Chen,2012:NT Chen,2012:NT   
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life 
User Response:  upload Comments   upload Photo
Previous Page      Home Page