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Channa marulius, Great Snakehead.

Family: Channidae

Species in Genus Channa:

Reference: 101 Best Tropical Fishes
Image credit: JJ
Text credit: KW

All species in this genus of Asian bottom-dwelling predators are banned in the U.S. and may not be legally sold or kept without a permit. Released and escaped snakeheads have established breeding populations in a number of U.S. states. See: Snakeheads: Invasive Aquatic Aliens.

A dwarf species, the Rainbow Snakehead is popular among European fishkeepers and is being bred in captivity.