During spring 2012-2013, 250 live samples of the fishes (Channa punctatus Bloch, 1793 Perciformes: Channidae
) weighing 25-45 g were collected from local ponds, river Ramganga of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India (28.35AoN; 79.42Ao E).
Four species belonging to three families were identified (Table 1): Clarias gariepinus (Clariidae), Oreochromis niloticus and Tilapia cameronensis (Cichlidae), and Parachanna obscura (Channidae
In decreasing importance order, these host families can be classified as: Cyprinidae (5 species); Claroteidae (2); Distichodontidae (2); Mochokidae (2); Mormyridae (2); Anabantidae (1); Aplocheilidae (1); Channidae
(1); Cichlidae (1); Clariidae (1); Latidae (1); Tetraodontidae (1).
Mohindra et al., "Evaluation of cytochrome b mtDNA sequences in genetic diversity studies of Channa marulius (Channidae
: Perciformes)," Molecular Biology Reports, vol.
striatus belongs to the family Channidae
. Its flesh is included in postparturition diet as a rejuvenating diet and to aid wound healing in local Malay population .
Histochemistry and the structure of the skin of a murrel, Channa striata (Bloch, 1797) (Channiformes, Channidae
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.
(Figures 1-4) Type host: Channa orientalis Bloch and Schneider, 1801 (Channidae
) Site of infection: Swim bladder Type locality: River Gwarko, Panjgur, southwest Balochistan Number of specimens: Nine nematodes including 4 males and 5 females from 5 fish, 14 Hosts were examined Prevalence and intensity: 5/14 (35.7%), 2-5 specimens per fish, mean (4) Holotype male: Voucher No.
The freshwater snakehead Channa striata (Bloch, 1793), from the family Channidae
, has a wide range of habitats ranging from rivers, swamps, ponds, canals, lakes, and land of rice fields.
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.
Parachanna is one of the two genera of the family Channidae
found in Africa.