Channidae


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Noun1.Channidae - snakeheads
Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
northern snakehead - a voracious freshwater fish that is native to northeastern China; can use fin to walk and can survive out of water for three days; a threat to American populations of fish
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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I had been working on my book about the fresh and brackish water fishes of the world and asked his opinion on the higher classification of the family Channidae and why it is not placed (any more) in its own order Channiformes, where I believe it should belong and he suggested that I should write about it.
But the Environment Agency tried to allay fears of a giant snakehead invasion in Britain, saying the species of Channidae would stand little chance of surviving a winter in the East Midlands.