Channa bankanensis (Bleeker, 1853)
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Family:  Channidae (Snakeheads)
Max. size:  23.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 2.79999995231628 - 3.79999995231628, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia and Malaysia.
Diagnosis:  Differs from Channa lucius in possessing a round head (vs. pointed), numerous spots on unpaired fins (vs. bars and stripes), reddish-brown life coloration (vs. brownish black) (Ref. 56386).
Biology:  Inhabits only in blackwater streams (Ref.56749). A common snakehead in peat swamps (Ref. 56749).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 22 November 2019 (A3c) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 30.08.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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