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Channa ALL SPECIES

PROHIBITED SPECIES - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

 

The genus Channa has been known to science for hundreds of years. It was very popular as a staple food until a few years ago. Being prolific it was imported from its native range into other countries as a food item. However, little did the governments that allowed this introduction realize what a destructive pest this fish would be. The United States allowed importation of this species to fish farms and some escaped causing problems to native fishes. Today, under federal law, the species is prohibited to possess or import, even for the aquarium trade.


VALID SPECIES LIST

Channa amphibeus

McClelland 1845

Southern Asia: native to ne. India and Bhutan.

 

Channa barca

Hamilton 1822

India and Bangladesh.

 

Channa harcourtbutleri 

Annandale 1918

Myanmar.

 

Channa melanoptera 

Bleeker 1855

 Indonesia.

 

Channa panaw

Musikasinthorn 1998

Myanmar.

 

Channa argus

Cantor 1842

Native range: China, Korea and Russia; introduced elsewhere.

 

Channa bleheri

Vierke 1991

India.

 

Channa lucius

Cuvier 1831

Southeastern Asia

 

Channa melasoma 

Bleeker 1851

Native range: Malaysia and Indonesia; introduced elsewhere.

 

Channa pleurophthalma

Bleeker 1851

 Indonesia.

 

 

Channa asiatica

Linnaeus 1758

China; introduced elsewhere.

 

Channa burmanica

Chaudhuri 1919

Myanmar

 

Channa maculata

Lacepède 1801

Singapore and Malaysia.

 

Channa micropeltes

Cuvier 1831

Southeastern Asia.

 

Channa punctata 

Bloch 1793

Southern Asia: Afganistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and China; introduced elsewhere

Channa bankanensis

Bleeker 1852

Indonesia and Malaysia.

 

Channa cyanospilos

Bleeker 1853

Indonesia and Malaysia.

 

Channa marulioides

Bleeker 1851

 Indonesia and Malaysia.

 

Channa nox 

Zhang, Musikasinthorn & Watanabe 2002

Only from near Hepu, Guangxi, China.

 

Channa stewartii 

Playfair 1867

India, Bangladesh, and Nepal

Channa baramensis

Steindachner 1901

Malaysia.

 

Channa gachua

Hamilton 1822

Southern and se. Asia: Afganistan and Iran to China and Malaysia and Indonesia.

 

Channa marulius 

Hamilton 1822

Southern and SE. Asia: Pakistan to S. China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam; introduced elsewhere.

 

Channa orientalis 

Bloch & Schneider 1801

Southern and SE. Asia

 

Channa striata 

Bloch 1793

Southern Asia: Native range Pakistan to China, Thailand, Malayasia and Indonesia; introduced elsewhere.

 

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