Channa barca (Hamilton, 1822)
Barca snakehead


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 Family:  Channidae (Snakeheads)
 Max. size:  105 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
 Distribution:  Asia: India and Bangladesh.
 Biology:  Found in large rivers. Considered as an excellent food fish.
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:  Occurs in Koshi, Narayani and Karnali rivers (Ref. 85009).

 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.05.94
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.04.12
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.01.03

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