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Channa  Scopoli, 1777
Taxonomic Serial No.: 166662

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Asian snakeheads [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                  FamilyChannidae  – snakeheads, cabezas de serpiente, têtes-de-serpent  
                                     GenusChanna Scopoli, 1777 – Asian snakeheads  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesChanna amphibeus (McClelland, 1845)  
                                        SpeciesChanna argus (Cantor, 1842) – snakehead 
                                        SpeciesChanna asiatica (Linnaeus, 1758) – snakehead, Chinafish, snakehead 
                                        SpeciesChanna aurantimaculata Musikasinthorn, 2000  
                                        SpeciesChanna bankanensis (Bleeker, 1852)  
                                        SpeciesChanna baramensis (Steindachner, 1901)  
                                        SpeciesChanna barca (Hamilton, 1822)  
                                        SpeciesChanna bleheri Vierke, 1991  
                                        SpeciesChanna burmanica Chaudhuri, 1919  
                                        SpeciesChanna cyanospilos (Bleeker, 1853)  
                                        SpeciesChanna diplogramma (Day, 1865)  
                                        SpeciesChanna gachua (Hamilton, 1822)  
                                        SpeciesChanna harcourtbutleri (Annandale, 1918)  
                                        SpeciesChanna lucius (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831)  
                                        SpeciesChanna maculata (Lacepède, 1801) – snakehead mullet, snakehead mullet 
                                        SpeciesChanna marulioides (Bleeker, 1851)  
                                        SpeciesChanna marulius (Hamilton, 1822) – bullseye snakehead 
                                        SpeciesChanna melanoptera (Bleeker, 1855)  
                                        SpeciesChanna melasoma (Bleeker, 1851) – manu, manu 
                                        SpeciesChanna micropeltes (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831) – giant snakehead, red snakehead 
                                        SpeciesChanna nox Zhang, Musikasinthorn and Watanabe, 2002  
                                        SpeciesChanna orientalis Bloch and Schneider, 1801 – smooth-breasted snakefish, smooth-breasted snakefish 
                                        SpeciesChanna panaw Musikasinthorn, 1998  
                                        SpeciesChanna pleurophthalmus (Bleeker, 1851)  
                                        SpeciesChanna punctata (Bloch, 1793) – green snakehead 
                                        SpeciesChanna stewartii (Playfair, 1867)  
                                        SpeciesChanna striata (Bloch, 1793) – Chevron snakehead, striped snakehead 

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes   
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Channa    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Channa   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Channa   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes   
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Channa   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.   
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Channa   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.   
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Channa   

 Geographic Information
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