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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Parachanna obscura, commonly known as African snakehead is a freshwater species belongs to the family Channidae and order Perciformes.
Keeping in view the findings of previous studies and prevailing situations the present study was planned to test the hypothesis that the representatives of the families Channidae (Channa punctatus) are gaining some distinction due to some environmental changes and other unknown factors in natural reservoirs.
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.