A Channa punctatus (Fish)

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  • Vishan Kumar
  • Anand Pratap Singh

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Channa punctatus is typically found 15.0 cm (5.9 in) long; however males up to 31.0 cm (12.2 in) have been captured. The IUCN classifies the spotted snakehead as Least Concern owing to the lack of serious threats to these species' populations. The species is mostly a carnivore. This species' favorite meal is the yolk flies and fish larvae of other tiny fish. It feeds on crustaceans, snails, insects, tiny fishes, semi-digested debris, and occasionally plants in its native environment. Its dietary habits alter with the seasons. During the spawning season, the intensity of eating in adult fishes is low. A juvenile fish's eating habits are constant.

Abstract

Channa punctatus is typically found 15.0 cm (5.9 in) long; however males up to 31.0 cm (12.2 in) have been captured. The IUCN classifies the spotted snakehead as Least Concern owing to the lack of serious threats to these species' populations. The species is mostly a carnivore. This species' favorite meal is the yolk flies and fish larvae of other tiny fish. It feeds on crustaceans, snails, insects, tiny fishes, semi-digested debris, and occasionally plants in its native environment. Its dietary habits alter with the seasons. During the spawning season, the intensity of eating in adult fishes is low. A juvenile fish's eating habits are constant.

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2021-09-28

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A Channa punctatus (Fish). (2021). Journal of Science Innovations and Nature of Earth, 1(3). https://jsiane.com/index.php/files/article/view/127

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