San Diego, California, USA: Academic Press, 299 pp, Hartel KE, Halliwell DB, Launer AE, 2002. Ichthyological Research, 48:319-324, Myers G, Shapovalov L, 1932. The Indonesian or giant snakehead, Channa micropeltes, is a large freshwater fish native to south-east Asia. Ophicephalus micropeltes Cuvier, 1831; Ophicephalus serpentinus Cuvier, 1831; Ophicephalus bivittatus Bleeker, 1845; Ophicephalus stevensii Bleeker, 1854; Ophiocephalus studeri Volz, 1903; ? In Wisconsin, single fish were collected at Johnston Pond in Coventry, Kent County (in 1968) and in the Rock River, Janesville (Nico et al., 2014). C. micropeltes is a very popular ornamental species and food/aquaculture fish in many countries, but almost no research has been conducted on any aspects of its biology and ecology. Ng P K L, Chou L, Lam T, 1993. processed or smoked). There are reports of attacks against humans who approach a snakehead egg mass and/or nest (Courtenay and Williams, 2004). Little information is available regarding the specific diet of C. micropeltes, or channids in general. Juveniles have two black longitudinal stripes with a bright red-orange intermediate area (hence being called the Red Snakehead). 19-24. Courtenay WR, Williams JD, 2004. Disturbed forest streams, ponds and reservoirs. Courtenay WR, Williams JD, 2004. Piazzini S, Segos I, Favilli L, Manganelli G, 2014. Excess catches in Thailand and Cambodia are often dried for storage and future use (Wee, 1982; Balzer et al., 2003). Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. It will appear 9AM to 4PM. The snakehead fishes of the Indo-Malayan region. The fishes of Danau Sentarum National Park and the Kapuas Lakes area, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia. They are voracious predators that will chase and eat anything that fits in their mouths. Giant Snakehead Channa micropeltes Ikan Toman, 100 cm; pelagic. Red Snakeheads are an extremely hardy, aggressive, and powerful species that are native to several countries throughout Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Cambodia, Sumatra, and Borneo). Nico L, Fuller P, Neilson M, 2014. How to successfully keep Red Snakehead in the home aquarium. Channa micropeltes – Giant Snakehead Sometimes juveniles of Channa micropeltes are offered under the name red snakehead. Nature Malaysiana, 16(4):113-129, Lee PG, Ng PKL, 1994. The chamber lining contains respiratory “islets” with vascular papillae and the chambers can be filled with air or water (Graham, 1997). Welcomme, R. L., 1985. Over time, the colors fade, and the snakehead develops a bluish-black and white pattern of stripes. present in south-western India is a separate species, C. diplogramma (Froese and Pauly, 2014). II. On the identity of Ophicephalus and Channa, two genera of labyrinth fishes. Thus, at all life stages, it will compete with other fishes and other aquatic organisms for food and predate upon fish, crustaceans, frogs, snakes, lizards and young waterfowl. The karyotype of Channa striatus and Channa micropeltes. Time Of Year: N:June ~ Aug. S:Dec ~ Feb: Time Of Day: 9am ~ 4pm: Spawn Location: Pond: Giant snakehead - Spawning Months Spawn Period - Northern Hemisphere. The dark colouration intermingles with striped and spotted patterns of a light blue/green to silver grey/purple. The fishes of Southern Lao (in Lao). Other names include red or redline snakehead fish, Malabar snakehead fish, and Ikan Toman. ASAP, 1996. Roberts TR, 1989. Red snakehead (Channa micropeltes) This is also known as the Giant snakehead for a good reason.Capable of 1m/39” or more, even in captivity, it is the largest snakehead species. Quezon City, Philippines: University of the Philippines and Natural Resource Management Center, 495 pp. Rainboth, W. J., 1996. Mohsin AKM, Ambak MA, 1983. Adults have a broader dark longitudinal stripe. Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA: Massachusetts Audubon Society, 328 pp, Ismail MZ, 1989. Red Snakeheads are an extremely hardy, aggressive, and powerful species that are native to several countries throughout Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Cambodia, Sumatra, and Borneo). Juveniles develop functional suprabranchial chambers which lie above the pharynx and gill arches, lateral to the otic chambers of the skull. Lee PG, Ng PKL, 1991. In Tennessee, a single fish was collected from Poplar Tree Lake in December 2005 (Nico et al., 2014).