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Channa burmanica

Channa burmanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Channidae
Genus: Channa
Species: C. burmanica
Binomial name
Channa burmanica
(B. L. Chaudhuri, 1919)

Channa burmanica is an endemic species of snakehead from northern Burma. It is a very small species of snakehead included in the informal group of dwarf snakeheads. Its colouring closely resembles that of Channa gachua and Channa bleheri. It is very rarely found in pet shops. It is also considered to be a mouthbrooder species, though no successful breeding has yet occurred.

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  • snakeheads.org the comprehensive website for all aspects of snakeheads
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