Great Snakhead Fishing Thailand
Great Snakehead
Channa marulius
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Great Snakehead Fishing Thailand
Freshwater Fish of Thailand

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Channidae
Genus: Channa
Species: Channa marulius

Facts & Figures

Common name:
Great Snakehead
Local Thai Name:
Pla Tjon Gnoo How
Max published weight:
183cm SL – 30.0 Kg
Benthopelagic, potamodromous, freshwater

Freshwater Fish Species Of Thailand

The great snakehead (Channa marulius) is a freshwater fish species in the snakeheads family (family Channidae) of order Perciformes (perch-likes). The great snakehead is native to the ecosystems of the Mekong River basin in Thailand.

Natural Food Source

The great snakehead feeds primarily by hunting fish and occasionally taking frogs, snakes & water birds.

Great Snakehead Identification

The eel-like body of the great snakehead has less colouration differences than the giant snakehead; the great snakehead is more uniformly dark brown. The dorsal fin is long stretching across the back; a small head with a big mouth displays rows of sharp teeth for trapping its prey.

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Fish Species of Thailand




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